The 60-year-old property in Lawrenceville, Ga. has been the oldest private club in Gwinnett County outside of Atlanta. Members will have the option to transfer to other ClubCorp properties in the Atlanta metro area.
Northwood Country Club in Lawrenceville, Ga., a ClubCorp property, will cease operations after 60 years, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
The Journal-Constitution also reported that the Northwood property would be sold, but ClubCorp spokesperson Patty Jerde only confirmed that the club would be closed as a “business decision.”
“While ClubCorp actively acquires and occasionally sells clubs, it is our policy not to comment until transactions are finalized,” Jerde added with regard to the possible sale of Northwood and/or its property..
Northwood’s members will have the option to transfer their memberships to other ClubCorp properties in the metro Atlanta area, The Journal-Constitution reported. Those include the Country Club of the South in Johns Creek, Ga., Bear’s Best Atlanta in Suwanee, Ga. and the Buckhead Club in Atlanta.
The development of Northwood CC began in 1959 on rural farmland located 25 miles from Atlanta, according to the club’s website, with a 6,800-yard, 18-hole golf course designed by Willard Byrd and George Cobb built on the 220-acre property.
The Gwinnett Daily Post of Lawrenceville reported that Northwood members received a letter via e-mail on September 14 signed by ClubCorp Senior Vice President Dan Hewitson that stated the club would close at the end of September.
“The club’s closure comes after many thoughtful discussions about our ability to ensure the continuation of the services that you, as a member, have come to expect,” the letter said, according to the Daily Post’s report.
The letter also invited members to two open-house events at Northwood where they could learn about opportunities to transfer their memberships to other ClubCorp country clubs, the Daily Post reported.