Brickshire golf club under contract-Royal New Kent and Stonehouse courses closed for now

Three area golf courses between Richmond and Williamsburg remain in flux after their shared owner put them on the market last year, with one under contract to be purchased by surrounding residents and the other two shuttered for the time being.

The owner of Brickshire Golf Club in New Kent County is in negotiations to sell the 229-acre course to the Brickshire Community Association, the members of which are aiming to preserve their neighborhood centerpiece.

Its sister courses – neighboring Royal New Kent Golf Club and the Golf Club at Stonehouse in Toano, both of which are likewise owned by Traditional Golf Properties – were shut down in January and remain closed as the sale of Brickshire plays out. Brickshire remains open for play as usual.

Lester Poole, head pro at Royal New Kent who is helping out at Brickshire in the interim, confirmed that the Brickshire deal is in the works and said the outcome may help determine the future of the other two.

“Until that sale goes through the other two courses are going to remain temporarily closed,” Poole said. “I wouldn’t say the other two are permanently closed.

“At this point the situation is certainly headed in the right direction,” Poole said, adding that general manager Jeff Moy, who was overseeing all three courses, left that position in January.

Poole said Royal New Kent and Stonehouse are being maintained while not open for play.

The asking price for Brickshire is $2 million, according to documents the association posted on its website.

Traditional paid $425,000 for Brickshire in early 2010. It has owned the adjacent Royal New Kent since 2001, the same year it purchased Stonehouse, county records show. It paid $5 million for each course that year.

Read more about the Brickshire Golf Course purchase here

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