Doug Thomas and his family bought the Bloomington, Ind., property last December, and plan to invest $500,000 in the facilities by the end of the year. The focus of the updates will first be on the clubhouse, then shift to improving turf conditions on the golf course.
The new owners of Eagle Pointe Golf Resort in Bloomington, Ind., plan to pour half a million dollars into the business by the end of the year. The golf course re-opened in March after closing at the end of 2015, the Bloomington-based Indiana Public Radio reported.
Shortly after Eagle Pointe Golf Resort closed at the end of December, Doug Thomas and his family purchased the business. Growing up in Brown County, Thomas has been playing on the course for nearly 40 years, Radio reported.
“Being a member of the community, I saw a need down here to step in,” said Thomas. “I felt the golf course would benefit from local ownership, so that’s what my family and I have decided to do and we plan on owning this facility for 25 or 30 years.”
Thomas said the family plans to invest in property improvements over the coming months, starting with the clubhouse. From there, the emphasis will turn to the course, including improving turf conditions and annual maintenance. Bunkers on the course are already in the process of being replaced with new material, Radio reported.