PUBLISHED: SEPT. 12, 2017
BY: SHANNON HALL, COURIER & PRESS REPORTER
WARRICK COUNTY — Boonville has a new property on its hands.
Charlie Wyatt, the Boonville mayor, announced Tuesday that the city had completed the purchase of Quail Crossing Golf Course. He thanked everyone involved for being a part of “a piece of history.”
“It is history,” Wyatt said. “We have a golf course, and we’re moving forward.”
The city paid $600,000 for the golf course, and the city council approved a bond anticipation note to pay off the debt over five years. Wyatt said Boonville plans to use course revenue to pay off the bond.
All the employees at the golf course are now considered city employees. The golf course isn’t inside city limits right now, but the Boonville City Council and the mayor have plans to annex the property by early 2018.
Wyatt introduced Michelle Johnson as Quail Crossing Golf Course’s director of operations and Darrel Connor as the director of golf.
“I’m excited for this course and the potential that we have here,” Johnson said. “It’s a huge asset for our community.”
“I can honestly say that there hasn’t been a day so far that we haven’t had members, citizens out here asking what they can do to help,” she said. “It really feels like everyone want to be a part of the change at Quail Crossing.”
“We will be strategic with this acquisition and the changes that need to be made,” Johnson said.
Johnson said there is work to be done on the golf course and there’s currently a modified schedule. Only nine holes are currently open, but there’s a loop setup that allows golfers to play either 19 holes or 12.
Both Johnson and Conner said they plan to make improvements on the golf course over time.
Conner said 19 holes and a cart rental is $22 or 12 holes and a cart for $14.
“We’re a municipal golf course so we’re open to the public,” Connor said. “We hope the public comes out and sees all what we have to offer.”
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