The 9-hole Millbury, Mass. club sits on roughly 143 acres. The buyer, Eastland Partners, has a long-planned proposal for 60 single-family homes for the site. Millbury voters narrowly rejected a plan for the city to buy the site for $3.1 million in 2018.
Clearview Country Club in Millbury, Mass. was sold to Eastland Partners for $2.85 million, the Worcester Business Journal reported. The sale comes two years after the town turned down an opportunity to buy the nine-hole golf course.
The buyer has a long-planned proposal for 60 single-family homes for the site, the Business Journal reported. The company’s management couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
The sale, which covers roughly 143 acres, closed September 3, the Business Journal reported. Millbury had a right of first refusal to buy the site because of its preservation-focused tax structure. Town Meeting voters narrowly rejected a plan to buy the site for $3.1 million in 2018.
Clearview was in the news earlier this year, as C+RB reported, when it came under fire for defying Gov. Charlie Baker’s order for non-essential businesses—including golf courses—to close during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If the site is redeveloped as housing, it would be the latest golf course to have that fate in Central Massachusetts, the Business Journal reported. In Framingham, the former Millwood Farms Golf Course is now being turned into a 129-unit housing development called Millwood Preserve for those 55 and older. In Millis, Glen Ellen Country Club has been turned into 329 homes in the Regency at Glen Ellen development.