ClubCorp expands Ohio footprint with acquisition

ClubCorp continues to acquire courses to fill out its roster of offerings, with the latest purchase being a private club in the Columbus, Ohio-region.

The largest owner of private clubs added Heritage Golf Club, in Hilliard, Ohio, just west of Columbus. It joins the company’s other Ohio clubs — Firestone Country Club and Silver Lake Country Club in Akron, Quail Hollow Country Club and The Club at Key Center in Cleveland, and Dayton Racquet Club.

“We are very excited about the addition of Heritage Golf Club — and the Columbus market — to the ClubCorp Network,” said Mark Burnett, ClubCorp president and COO. “The club, one of the foremost in the area and featuring an outstanding P.B. Dye-designed golf course, fits our portfolio and is a perfect complement to our other clubs in the Ohio market.”

ClubCorp plans to spend more than $1 million on improvements to the clubhouse, golf course and practice facilities.

ClubCorp has 200 clubs in 26 states and continues to look for acquisition opportunities.

Daniel O’Brien, president and general partner of Heritage Golf Club said a club had contacted him in the winter about acquiring the course and moving its membership there. That prompted him to get a valuation and seek offers from other parties. O’Brien developed the course in 1994 and has owned it with Ken Campbell.

Heritage Golf Club features an 18-hole P.B. Dye-designed golf course. Amenities also include a clubhouse offering casual and upscale dining plus private event space that can accommodate up to 250.

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