Bay Pointe Golf Club in west Oakland County seeks consumer at $8.95 million

The Bay Pointe Golfing Club in western Oakland County has been detailed for sale for $8.95 million.

Unfold throughout 140 acres ($63,929 for each acre), the assets that sits in each West Bloomfield and Commerce townships incorporates about 2,300 toes of Center Straits Lake frontage and a 20,000-sq.-foot clubhouse, cafe and banquet facility that can accommodate up to about 350 folks, according to advertising resources from Farmington Hills-dependent Friedman Real Estate, which has the listing.

The elements say about 41 acres of the assets is drinking water.

Robert Hibbert, senior vice president of brokerage providers for Friedman, claimed the Fuller family members has owned the assets for decades but just isn’t closing it down any time shortly, pending a sale.

“They are nonetheless scheduling banquets and occasions,” Hibbert reported. “They are generally full as a result of 2021 and the owner will not enable the property to shut or trade arms until eventually they honor those reservations.”

The residence is owned by E. A. Fuller Oak Management Corp., in accordance to West Bloomfield home data. That entity is registered to Janet Lekas in Leonard.

Hibbert explained the property would be ideally offered to both one more golf system/banquet hall operator or operator a developer seeking to build a modest household enclave with only a handful of non-public lakefront estates or a corporate user for use as a company retreat.

Bay Pointe Golfing Club was designed in 1966 and is surrounded by some of the most well-liked courses in metro Detroit, such as substantial profile non-public clubs these kinds of as Oakland Hills. Bay Pointe was non-public till opening up to the public in 2006, a strategy utilized by some clubs to produce revenue amid a basic drop in membership.

Fuller Oak Administration also operates Addison Oaks Buhl Estate, an Oakland County-owned wedding ceremony banquet, and Glen Oaks, a golfing program also owned by the county.

The listing comes about three months soon after fairness customers of Forest Lake State Club in Bloomfield Hills turned down a sale of the 104-acre house to Pennsylvania-based homebuilder Toll Bros. (NYSE: TOL)

The western Oakland County suburbs are familiar with golfing programs remaining offered for redevelopment.

The Commerce Township Downtown Development Authority purchased the One-way links of Pinewood Golf Study course and El Dorado Nation Club in the early 2000s as component of a program that eventually turned a about 330-acre chunk of land all-around M-5 and Pontiac Path getting redeveloped into a combine of utilizes.

In White Lake Township, the Bogie Lake Golf Club that shut in the early 2000s was transformed into the The Hills of Bogie Lake subdivision.

Elsewhere in the area, the Maple Lane Golfing Club in Sterling Heights was bought to Auburn Hills-dependent homebuilder Moceri Cos. Also in Sterling Heights, the former Sunnybrook Golfing & Bowling Inc. web-site at 17 Mile and Van Dyke streets was marketed to Detroit-centered Sterling Group and Farmington Hills-centered style/develop design enterprise J.B. Donaldson Co. for a new production progress.

The Forest Lake and Bay Pointe revenue explorations came as Michigan’s and the country’s golfing field undergoes a market place correction subsequent a nearly 20-yr golf training course creating growth involving 1986 and 2005, when 4,923 courses ended up additional — an ordinary of 259 per calendar year — rising the country’s offer by 44 percent.

Nearly 200 courses closed nationwide in 2018 and a little extra than 200 closed in 2017, in accordance to the Nationwide Golf Basis, while only 12 opened in 2018 and 15 opened in 2017. There had been 16,693 courses nationwide as of Dec. 31, 2018, with 12,354 public and 4,339 personal, the foundation says.

Michigan, prolonged thought of a golfing mecca, overall has found its supply of classes shrink. By the change of the century, the state had at minimum 1,000 programs. That quantity is down to about 750, according to the Countrywide Golfing Foundation, and probable to fall even more. The previous considerable training course to be created in Michigan was the Loop at Forest Dunes Golf Club in the vicinity of Roscommon in 2016.

Regardless of a sluggish start out for Michigan golfing owing to the COVID-19 shutdown and the first ban on cart use, golf programs thrived this time. On the other hand, the banquet halls and dining places that normally make up fifty percent the income for the seasonal enterprises are nonetheless suffering.

“Most programs expert an increase of rounds up from 2019,” Jada Paisley, government director of the Michigan Golf Study course Affiliation, said in an e-mail. “Nevertheless, banquet small business (weddings, conferences, and many others) for our courses was down any place from 50 per cent to 80 p.c, ensuing in an in general decline for the golf programs.”

Nationally, rounds of golfing in November had been up practically 57 per cent from the same time last 12 months, in accordance to a regular report by Golf Datatech, a golf marketplace marketplace research organization. This puts the golfing industry is 13 per cent forward of 2019’s pace, regardless of 20 million rounds misplaced to COVID-19 in the spring.