Montgomery Village Golf Club to close for good in fall

This will be the last summer of putting and chipping at Montgomery Village Golf Club. The 18-hole course will close for good Nov. 30, as reported last week by the Gazette.

A spokeswoman for Monument Realty, the course’s owner, confirmed the planned closure Wednesday.


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The club has been on short notice since it fell into bankruptcy in 2012 and Monument bought it at auction. Monument isn’t really a golf course operator, it’s a real estate company, but it kept the club open as a gesture of goodwill to the community as it built support for its plan to turn the course into an 80-acre park and about 600 homes.

Fewer than two dozen of the 40,000 residents of Montgomery Village are members of the club. Membership overall has dwindled to 113 recently, according to the Gazette.

Monument, which spent only $5.5 million to buy the course, decided to close the club after learning from county officials that its redevelopment plan would require a change to the area’s master plan.

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Jonathan O'Connell has covered land use and development in the Washington area for more than five years.
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