WARNER ROBINS -- City Council will discuss a golf course purchase proposal Thursday in a closed session following the regular precouncil meeting, Mayor Chuck Shaheen said at a meeting with Landings Golf Club owners.
“If you look at the pros and cons, there’s a lot of pros in this,” Shaheen told the owners.
Shaheen, who was skeptical of the idea earlier this week, seemed to have changed his tune on a possible acquisition of the golf course during the Wednesday meeting where owners described the facility, its financial situation and the perks of ownership.
Ed Wolfe, the chairman of the board of directors of Landings Investment Group, said the Landings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December. He declined to comment on the details of the bankruptcy after the meeting.
Shaheen said no purchase amounts have been discussed.
During the meeting, Wolfe said the course includes 18 active holes and nine that could be reopened. The course also has tennis courts, a swimming pool and a clubhouse, he said.
Shaheen said the Landings would give a more diverse parks and recreation experience for families.
However, on Monday Shaheen said he couldn’t see the city owning two golf courses, and an acquisition was unlikely.
The city currently owns International City Golf Course, which also has 18 holes and a clubhouse. It does not have tennis courts and a swimming pool.
City Attorney Jim Elliott said the city will make its final payment on the International City Golf Course this month.
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