Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Want to Buy a Golf Course?

The Links at Land's End, near Yantis on the shores of Lake Fork, is on the auction block. The course, located 60 miles west of Tyler and 90 miles east of Dallas, is built mostly on a peninsula that juts out into the lake, as you can see on the aerial photo above.

The Links at Land's End is currently owned by Las Vegas mogul Billy Walters and Joe Munsch of Evergreen Alliance Golf Limited (EAGL). Its value is put at $5 million by the auction company, so if you and five million of your friends each put in $1 ...

Here's an interesting note about Land's End: the head pro is Jacky Cupit. Sound familiar? Cupit was a touring pro for many years and played off against Julius Boros and Arnold Palmer for the 1963 U.S. Open title (Boros won, but Cupit beat Palmer by three shots).

The auction will take place Thursday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. at the Omni Park West Hotel in Dallas. Conducting the auction will be Hilda W. Allen Real Estate, Inc., and Hudson & Marshall of Texas Inc. Visit those company's Web sites if you can seriously entertain the notion.

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