Members and shareholders of the Grandville, Mich., club sued the new club owners when they opted to close the property. The plaintiffs sought to cancel the sale of the golf course and equipment to a third party, but the court did not grant it, ruling there was no material breach of the corporation’s bylaws.
The new owners who purchased the shuttered property in Richland Township, Mich. last fall and announced plans for a “no frills” private approach said they fell far short of securing enough membership commitments by a March 15 deadline. So course maintenance equipment, golf carts, tools and other physical assets will now be sold at auction on April 25.
The Hemlock, Mich., property closed earlier this year and will reopen as Maple Hill Club in the spring with scaled down staff and no food and beverage to keep costs down.