Member buys club in west Lafayette, Ind.

Just days before Christmas, Tom Day signed on as the new owner of Elks Country Club in West Lafayette, Indiana. The property will henceforth be known as West Lafayette Golf & Country Club, a name that echoes the one it was born with, West Lafayette Country Club.

Day, a long-time club member, didn’t disclose the purchase price. However, he told the Lafayette Journal & Courier that he plans to create a “family-oriented” club with golf, swimming, and tennis options. “I believe the community needs something like this,” he said.

The club says that its 6,256-yard course was designed by Bill Diddel and opened in 1930. Other sources say the track was designed by Pete Dye and opened in 1940.

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