The owner of the Poca, W. Va., club died in 2016 and his family has maintained the 18-hole golf course, driving range, pro shop, and event facilities since then. While the family would prefer the property remains a golf course, it is divided into four parcels that can be purchased separately, with a total asking price of $2 million.
Scarlet Oaks Country Club in Poca, W. Va., is up for sale, the Charleston, W. Va., Gazette-Mail reported.
The property went on the market April 23, according to Realtor Sara Steorts. The course is owned by the family of Dr. Elias Haikal, who died in 2016. Haikal’s family has managed the course since, the Gazette-Mail reported.
“It’s just a little bit too much for them because they all have other jobs,” Steorts said. “So, they’re just trying to sell it and, hopefully, keep it as a golf course.”
Scarlet Oaks is an 18-hole, par-72, championship-caliber course. According to its website, the course also offers a driving range, putting greens and a full-service Pro Shop. The property also offers banquet facilities for a variety of events, the Gazette-Mail reported.
While the family would like to see the property maintained as a golf course, Steorts said they have broken it up into four parcels of land, which can be purchased separately, the Gazette-Mail reported.
“They’re trying to make it more affordable,” she said, noting that the ideal situation would be to have the entire property purchased as one. The listing price for all four parcels comes in at nearly $2 million, she said.
Keeping Scarlet Oaks as a golf course would be ideal for the area, Steorts said, and she sees a lot of potential to bring business to the Poca area, the Gazette-Mail reported.
“If you look, Sandy Brae is no longer around. Big Bend is always packed. That side of Putnam County, there just needs to be things over there,” she said. “Especially if it were to be a public golf course, for everyone to enjoy. It would be nice to have a restaurant and a nice golf course on that side.”
The Scarlet Oaks course was home to a charity celebrity golf tournament in the 1980s, as well as Wellington’s, a French restaurant that was open for 25 years. The restaurant was known as one of the state’s most prestigious restaurants and catering businesses, according to a 2010 Gazette report. The restaurant closed in March 2010, the Gazette-Mail reported.
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