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Owner selling golf course

December 13, 2018
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Macatawa Legends Golf Club
Courtesy Watermark Properties

A 250-acre golf course in the region is being sold.

Watermark Properties said today it will purchase the 18-hole Macatawa Legends Golf Club in Holland Township from owner Mick McGraw, the owner and CEO of Eastbrook Homes in Grand Rapids Township.

Eastbrook Homes will maintain ownership of the surrounding property for the development of custom homes and condominiums on an additional 250 acres.

The deal includes the clubhouse, restaurant and banquet facility with seating for up to 300 people, pool, tennis courts, bocce ball court, pickleball court, fitness center and more recreational facilities.

The purchase will be finalized on Jan. 1.

Macatawa Legends Golf Club will be closed from Jan 1 to April 15 for renovations.

“We are positioning the future to include many great enhancements to the property and the golf club,” McGraw said. “Watermark Properties’ purchase of the golf club will take Macatawa Legends to its greatest potential.”

The renovation will include remodeling the restaurant, clubhouse upgrades, golf course improvements and more.

Watermark is planning to add LiveGolf simulators for fall and winter use, as well as year-round lessons, said Craig Smith, COO, Watermark Properties.

The company is “looking forward to enhancing the already excellent course conditions" and plans to "build on the member experience and offerings,” said Chris Sobieck, general manager of golf and sports, Watermark Properties.

Watermark Properties owns four private golf clubs: Watermark Country Club in Forest Hills; StoneWater Country Club in Crystal Springs; Sunnybrook Country Club in Georgetown Township; and Thousand Oaks Country Club in Plainfield Township.

It also owns two public golf courses: The Ravines Golf Club in Saugatuck Township and Thornapple Pointe Golf Club in Cascade Township.

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