(Akron Beacon Journal photo)
As the Fairlawn, Ohio club was poised to begin its 100th year, members were sent letters that said shareholders of Montrose Club Inc. had accepted a developer’s offer to purchase all of its assets.
A letter e-mailed on January 4th to the members of Rosemont Country Club in Fairlawn, Ohio said that the club would not reopen in 2020—a year that would have marked the club’s 100th anniversary, the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal reported.
Shareholders of Montrose Club Inc. had met on January 2nd to discuss the future of Rosemont CC, the letter said, and at the meeting, the board agreed to accept an offer from a developer to purchase the club and all of its assets, the Beacon Journal reported.
The letter did not name the developer nor detail the developer’s plans, other than to say the property will be used for “residential development,” the Beacon Journal reported.
Any club members with items in lockers were asked to make arrangements to pick up their belongings, the Beacon Journal reported.
Rosemont CC was founded in 1920 as an association known as the Montrose Club, according to the club’s website, the Beacon Journal reported. In 1930, the original clubhouse was destroyed by fire, and the golf professional’s house was utilized as a temporary clubhouse until a new facility could be constructed.
The club later sold valuable property and rebuilt another clubhouse and four holes of the golf course, and then opened a new iteration of the club in 1992, the Beacon Journal reported.