The Valley Springs, Calif., property reopened on March 17 for limited play after Gentium Golf stepped forward to purchase it from a shareholder who initiated bankruptcy proceedings last year. Details about the sale are unknown, and no full opening date has been scheduled. The La Contenta Golf Club in Valley Springs, Calif., reopened for limited…
La Contenta GC Owner Files for Bankruptcy
As of December 18, the Valley Springs, Calif., property has been closed after owner La Contenta LLC reported losing over $1 million in operating revenues over eight years. Majority interest holder Ryan Voorhees plans to either lease the property, find additional investors, or sell the golf course outright. The investment group that owns and operates…
Rain-Soaked California Courses Conflicted About Need to Aerify
A survey by The Sacramento Bee found that of 34 18-hole courses in the area, 15 were not planning to “punch” their greens this spring, and several were also not planning to do so in the fall. The change is often being driven as much by financial reasons as by weather conditions.
La Contenta GC, Water District Near Settlement
The Valley Springs, Calif., golf course filed suit against the Calaveras County Water District in 2011, alleging that the water district cost the golf course $1.2 million of reduced income over five years.