May 17, 2017

Nichols buys golf course for $200K

Courtesy/Lorraine Martinelle
Nichols College purchased the Dudley Hill Golf Club for $200,000.

Nichols College announced Tuesday it has purchased the neighboring Dudley Hill Golf Club and plans to keep it under current management.

"The decision to purchase the Dudley Hill Golf Club was a strategic one for the long-term benefit of Nichols College. Funds from the college's capital budget will be used to buy the property," said Nichols College President Susan West Engelkemeyer.

The $200,000 sale includes the nine-hole golf course, a 3,508-square-foot clubhouse, a light utility building, and two garages: one at 80 Airport Road and one at 10 Dudley-Oxford Road.

Members of the public golf course should expect that at minimum, things will remain the same, Nichols said. The club's current operator, Jonathan Hoenig, CEO of Tri-State Golf Club, will continue to operate the facility.

Nichols has a longstanding relationship with Dudley Hill, according to the college. The Nichols golf team has practiced and played there for years, and the college holds annual alumni golf event and other fundraising tournaments at the club. Through the purchase, Nichols students may be able to get hands-on work experience at the facility.

About 80 other colleges across the nation own golf courses, according to Nichols.

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