County commissioners approved a purchase agreement for $850,000 for the 100-acre parcel in Mobile, Ala.’s Tillmans Corner community, with the goal of having the course back open to the public, after renovations, in 18 months. “We should have more options to play a nice course in Mobile,” said Commissioner Randall Dueitt. “Why do people leave Mobile to live in Baldwin County? Because they have the amenities.” The 51-year-old, 18-hole course closed in 2007 but was then severely damaged by vandals days before its planned reopening ten years later.
The Mobile County (Ala.) commission has approved a resolution that begins the process of purchasing the 51-year-old, 18-hole Linksman Golf Club in Mobile, WPMI NBC 15 of Mobile reported.
Commissioners approved entering into a purchase agreement for $850,000 for the 100-acre parcel, WPMI reported, and Commissioner Randall Dueitt says the goal is to have the course back open to the public, after renovations, in 18 months.
“We should have more options to play a nice course in Mobile. Why do people leave Mobile to live in Baldwin County? Because they have the amenities”, Dueitt said.
Dueitt said he began talks to purchase the property as soon as he was sworn into office in 2020, WPMI reported. “Look at what we are doing with the soccer complex; look at the aquatic center—families have to have things to do,” Dueitt said.
The Linksman Golf Course, located in the county’s unincorporated Tillmans Corner community, closed in 2007 and was set to reopen in 2017, WPMI reported. Days before its planned reopening, vandals severely damaged the course, breaking every window and mirror in the clubhouse and leaving furniture and toilets smashed.
The course originally opened in 1970 and was designed by Ralph Sharp.