Wynridge reopening in Troy
Posted: Monday, October 24, 2011 7:01 pm
By: Kevin Bowden, Business Editor
By KEVIN BOWDEN
Barry Lofton is back in business and so is the Wynridge Golf Club in Troy.
A group of private investors has taken over the golf course and the facility will reopen to the public on Saturday. Lofton has been hired to manage the facility.
Bob Chappell will manage the clubhouse.
In celebration of the golf course’s grand reopening, golfers will be allowed to play a round at no charge Saturday and free food will be offered to golfers during the day.
Work to prepare the 18-hole golf course for its grand reopening this weekend has been going on for the past few weeks. The new ownership group has made sure all the tee boxes, fairways and greens are ready.
Strong community support for the golf course prompted the members of the investment group to unite and create a plan to buy back and reopen the facility. The course itself is nearly ready for golfers and Lofton and his crews are putting the finishing touches on the newly remodeled clubhouse.
The clubhouse will feature a completely new layout. There will be a golf shop set up as well as a spacious new bar. There is a noticeable local atmosphere to the clubhouse, which is most evident in the bar area where an etched mirror behind the bar prominently announces “Bim Barker’s 19th hole.”
The golf course and clubhouse off Highway 51 South, on the north side of Troy, will be ready for business by Saturday, according to Lofton.
He originally opened the Wynridge Golf Club in August 1994 with his wife, Linda. He sold the golf course to Chris Young and Steve Williams in 2001 and earlier this year those two owners closed and auctioned off the golf course.
The golf course was sold to Jimmy Seals and the clubhouse was bought by Dr. Jim Byford. The new ownership group recently bought the golf course and clubhouse from those two individuals.
Lofton said he and others are working diligently to purchase new golf carts for the golf course.
The Wynridge Golf Club will be open seven days a week and an 18-hole round of golf will cost $20 per person (plus tax) after Saturday. That fee includes a golf cart rental.
The telephone number for the golf course is 536-5565 and 536-5561.