The Jackson, Miss., fixture is in foreclosure, citing the poor economy and increased competition in the area. May 10 will be the club’s final day of operation.
Colonial Country Club in Jackson, Miss., will officially close this week, WAPT Jackson reported.
The 160-acre club has been a fixture in Jackson since 1946. The club has fallen on hard times recently because of the economy and a large number of competitors in the area. Trustmark Bank began foreclosure on Colonial Country Club last week, WAPT reported.
Club members found out about the foreclosure by postings on doors that May 10 will be the last day of operation, WAPT reported.
“It’s in foreclosure,” said Bryant Himes, the club’s golf pro. “We are never going to say never, until it comes out and we know who it goes to. I think there is some interest in it. Hopefully somebody will come out and want to keep it as a golf course, and I simply can come back to work.”
Bobby Ward, of Jackson, has worked at Colonial for more than 48 years taking care of golf carts and golf bags. He said it’s tough seeing it close. “It used to be one of the busiest courses in the state. I never thought it would come to this,” Ward said.
Mike Carney has been a member of the Colonial Country Club for eight years, WAPT reported.
“Hopefully somebody will come in and buy it and still maintain the golf course. But with the economy and the number of golf courses in town, there are too many golf courses and not enough golfers,” Carney said.