Though the initial bidding price of the Hixson, Tenn., property was $2 million, Henry Luken purchased the 51-year-old club for $950,000. Tentative plans for updating the property include improving the grass, remodeling the clubhouse interior and putting a new façade on the structure, and returning the course to its private status.
Tennessee, Missouri Clubs Head to Auction
A judge ordered the sale of Valleybrook G&CC in Hixson, Tenn., after the three children of the former owner were unable to agree on its future, prompting the property to go on the auction block August 22. Also up for sale is River View GC in Canton, Mo., a nine-hole golf course that was made public in 2007, with bids for the entire package accepted until October 1.