Family puts Arkansas 9-hole course on market

The family that owns and operates the Oakridge Golf Course in Huntsville, Ark., has said they will run the course throughout 2019 but hope to sell it before the year is out.

The course was constructed by Chub and Gwen Elwell in 1984, according to an article in the Madison County Record. Some time in the 1990s, the course was taken over by Wes Fowler. Fowler and the Elwells have all passed away since, and the course is now owned and run by Fowler’s daughters, Michelle Thomas and Lori Taylor.

In a public statement posted to the course’s Facebook page last week, the family wrote that if no buyer steps forward by the end of the 2019 golf season, they will look at other options for the property.

In an interview with the Record, Thomas said the course takes up all the family’s energy and time. Both sisters’ husbands help out at the course after finishing their shifts at their full-time jobs, and both families have children as well.

Huntsville is about 30 miles east of Fayetteville.

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