The ownership group, which includes golf pro Jamie Miller and his father as investors, expects to close on the purchase of the Prospect, Ky., property later this month. The group intends to significantly upgrade the golf course, and will apply for alcoholic beverage permits.
Former Jefferson County Attorney J. Bruce Miller and his son, longtime golf pro Jamie Miller, are investors in a group that is purchasing the GlenOaks Country Club in Prospect, Ky., the Louisville, Ky., Courier-Journal reported.
Bruce Miller acknowledged in an interview that he is an equity investor in California Dreamin’ LLC, a group headed by his son, that expects to close later this month on a deal to buy the golf club from the Pacific Life Insurance Co. It took over the club from a former owner that ran into financial problems, the Courier-Journal reported.
“I’m just hanging around,” and will be available to offer advice to his son, Bruce Miller said.
Jamie Miller has been a professional golfer who has helped develop golf courses and managed golf clubs from California to Florida, including working with the Arnold Palmer golf organization. Jamie Miller has been based in Florida but intends to move back to Louisville, said his father, who served four terms as the elected Jefferson County attorney in the 1970s and 1980s. He once ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Louisville, the Courier-Journal reported.
Bruce Miller said the group purchasing the GlenOaks facility intends to significantly upgrade the course, the Courier-Journal reported.
California Dreamin’ had a legal advertisement in The Courier-Journal that said it intends to apply for alcoholic beverage permits for the country club. The ad listed James Bruce “Jamie” Miller II and his wife, Rebecca, as the lead officers in the limited liability company. J. Bruce Miller and several others were listed as either managers or equity members of the group, the Courier-Journal reported.
Bruce Miller continues to have an active law practice. For many years, he campaigned to bring professional basketball to Louisville, including spending time as a paid consultant for the city on the effort to recruit an NBA team, the Courier-Journal reported.