The club last sold for $1.5 million four years ago. The property is listed on multiple real estate websites and one listing calls the site, “undeveloped land that would be perfect for multiple units for locals and investors to capitalize on incredible income opportunity.” One resident noted there is a restriction on file saying the land has to be a golf course. While some residents are concerned the club will turn into a housing development, others are not entirely opposed to the idea and said this may benefit the neighborhood.
The Gainesville (Fla.) Country Club is for sale and is going for $3.25 million, WCJB reported. The property has been listed on multiple real estate websites.
One of the listing calls the property an “undeveloped land that would be perfect for multiple units for locals and investors to capitalize on incredible income opportunity.”
“It’s a surprise because the facts are, the land is restricted and can only be a golf course,” said resident Steven Brasington to WCJB. “Those restrictions were dated April 1963. That’s in some of the court documents.”
This worries longtime residents, who want the property to remain a golf course, WCJB reported.
“We don’t want this here,” said resident Cynthia Brasington. “That really is our fear. We don’t want a lot of development over here. That’s why we moved here, we wanted it to be this nice green space.”
While some residents are concerned the club will turn into a housing development, others are not entirely opposed to the idea and said this may benefit the neighborhood, WCJB reported.
“Obviously I’d love to see it go back to what it was, but it’s not gonna be that way,” said resident John Vansickle. “But, I think we can get a lot closer to it if we allow some development to come out here. We can get some traffic. We need traffic to come in and use the facilities to get the course back in shape.”
The Gainesville Country Club last sold for $1.5 million four years ago, WCJB reported. Neighbors said it’s not the first time they’ve heard about the possibility of development coming to the neighborhood.
“Some of the owners in the neighborhood actually tried this a while back and it failed because of the zoning in the area,” said Brasington. “So, when it said it was zoned A1 for development, I wondered how that came about and who voted that.”
One challenge may be that state records show six liens on file against the property by various creditors, WCJB reported.