After closing its doors in February, the North Augusta, S.C., club will reopen April 22 with the help of a court-appointed receiver. Members of the property’s homeowners association are now hoping property values will increase, reversing mounting fears that values would drop as a result of the closure.
The Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club in North Augusta, S.C., closed in February, but plans to re-open this week, giving the surrounding community hope that property values won’t drop, the Augusta (Ga.)-based WRDW-TV 12 reported.
“We were devastated,” said homeowner Connie Bowes. “We were worried about the property value. We were hoping that a buyer would come in and just buy everything up, and we will see the property value increase.”
A buyer didn’t come and save the neighborhood, but the bank that was foreclosing on the golf course did help homeowners out. A court-appointed receiver will open the course for play, with the support of the foreclosing bank, WRDW-TV 12 reported.
“I made some calls myself to builders, hoping that they would be interested in the property, but that didn’t work out,” Bowes told News 12.
Even though homeowners received the letter earlier this month with details of the opening, some didn’t believe it would actually happen, until they heard a recording when they called the clubhouse: “Thank you for calling the Mount Vintage Golf Club. The golf club will be opening Tuesday April 22nd,” said the answering machine.
“We hope we’ll see the property value increase, more revenue, and see more people coming in to play the course,” said Connie Bowes.