Durham may take over golf course
Posted October 28, 2011
Durham, N.C. — A Durham golf course slated to close next Monday could get a second life if the city agrees to take it over.
Hillandale Golf Course is owned by a foundation affiliated with SunTrust bank, and bank officials want to unload the course because it has been losing money in recent years.
SunTrust had set an Oct. 31 closing date for the course unless a new owner could be found, but bank spokesman Hugh Suhr said Friday that the course wouldn't close for now.
City Manager Tom Bonfield said the City Council will discuss the future of the course at a Nov. 10 work session.
The owners of other local golf course have panned the idea of Durham taking over the course, saying they don't want to compete with a subsidized municipal course.
Bonfield also has raised questions about Hillandale's management contract with a Raleigh firm.