Marty Myers, who has dabbled in construction, antiques, builder supply, and even a local sandwich shop, is the new owner of the property, which he has chosen to rename Cherokee Pines Golf and Fitness Club. Myers plans to build a 24-hour-access gym and a fitness trail around the golf course, and kick off a junior golf program.
Marty Myers is the new owner of Perry (Ga.) Golf Club, which will soon be renamed Cherokee Pines Golf and Fitness Club, the Macon (Ga.)-based WMAZ reported.
“I’m in the construction business, that’s my mainstay, but we’ve gotten into the antique business, builder supply, and a little coffee and sandwich shop in Perry,” said Myers.
To get the new moniker for the facility, Myers combined the names of the two roads that surround the property: Cherokee Road and Idle Pines Drive. Myers plans to build a 24-hour access gym and a fitness trail around the golf course, and is also starting a junior golf program, WMAZ reported.
“We’re looking to start that program and help those students who want to further their game, not just at the high school level but at the collegiate level and at a potentially tour level,” explains Stephanie Griffin, who will work with her husband Scott to oversee the golf course, WMAZ reported.
“The course has kind of been neglected in some areas,” Scott Griffin said. “Basically we want to get the conditions back to a pristine. I have an eighteen month goal that I’ve put on myself that I want this to be one of the nicest courses in all of Houston County.”
Myers is bringing the flavor from his restaurant to the 19th hole, a pit stop for snacks near the course. “We’ll have the coffee and sandwiches and smoothies a lot of the same things we have at the downtown Perry location,” Myers said, adding that he is looking for a chef to serve dinner at the club Thursday through Saturday nights, WMAZ reported.