Auctioneer sells golf course
A company in the area will auction off a Michigan golf course next week.
The 129-acre Apple Valley Golf Course in West Branch, at 2100 Maes Rd., will be auctioned on Aug. 30 by LASTBIDrealestate.com.
The auctioneer said today that the course is set to close on Sept. 30 and will be sold as a complete entity or in three parcels.
LASTBIDrealestate.com is part of Byron Center-based Miedema Asset Management Group.
The auction will begin at 8 a.m. and close at 2 p.m.
The auction will not include equipment and will just feature real estate. The equipment could be auctioned in October, following the course’s closure.
West Branch is in Ogemaw County and about 40 miles southeast of Grayling.
Golf course parcels
The 18-hole course features “elevated tees, large, inviting greens, water hazards and a fresh-water stream that winds its way through woods and fairways.”
The course has been separated into three parcels. The starting bid for each parcel is $20,000.
The first parcel is 77 acres, including 12 of the course’s holes, a .5-mile trout stream and a portion of Crapo Lake.
The second parcel is five wooded acres, with a 2,000 square foot, four-bedroom home and part of Crapo Lake. Currently, the course manager lives in the Cape Cod-style home, which was built in 1992.
The 46-acre third parcel includes six holes, a 2,000-square-foot clubhouse and restaurant and another portion of Crapo Lake. The clubhouse was built in 2001 and includes a pro shop, 60-70 person dining area, bar, wrap-around covered deck and an unfinished walk-out basement.