GolfBC, Western Canada’s largest golf ownership group, is redefining itself.

GolfBC was founded as an owner/operator, and since 1989 it’s assembled a portfolio that now consists of six well-regarded daily-fee and semiprivate venues in British Columbia plus a world-famous resort in Hawaii.

The family-owned, Vancouver -based company sold Furry Creek Golf and Country Club in October, which included development land surrounding the golf course. GolfBC is now evaluating third-party management opportunities.

Fore Golf Partners sells Reston, Va. course to community developer

Fore Golf Partners has sold Hidden Creek Country Club, in Reston, Virginia, to Wheelock Communities. Fore Golf, which is owned by Charlie Staples, will continue to manage the course.

Wheelock owns golf clubs and large master-planned communities along the East Coast and in Texas. It plans to invest more than $300,000 for upgrades to the club’s dining and events facilities. A new fleet of golf carts is also expected to arrive in December.

Wheelock hopes to add housing and additional public amenities to the facility.

Union League of Philadelphia acquires second golf course

The Union League of Philadelphia has acquired a second golf course, The Sand Barrens Golf Club in Swainton, N.J., a 236-acre, 27-hole facility. The previously public facility will be renamed, Union League National Golf Club, and only open to Union League members. 

In 2014, the Union League acquired the Torresdale Frankford Country Club, which is located in the Philadelphia suburbs. That facility was renamed and has added to the appeal of the private club, which started with its downtown Philadelphia location. 

Mosaic project manager for Bobby Jones redevelopment

The Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation has further strengthened its relationship with Mosaic Clubs & Resorts, which has been operating the Bobby Jones Golf Course for the past year. Mosaic will now oversee the redevelopment of the course, acting as lead project manager. Built in 1932, the course closed on October 31 to undergo a major renovation and redevelopment. It will open in the fall of 2018.

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