Yesterday while out cruising around the many back country roads around here, I decided to stop off and take a look-see at the Perry Golf Course that is not but a 20 min. drive for me. The Perry Golf Course was built in 1970 and was a challenging course for all levels of play. It had Par 5’s, 4’s & 3’s for everyone. A open course to play. No membership needed. It was a very popular course around the area for quite some time. The parking lot always had car’s in it with golfers playing the course.
Over the passing years it remained high on the Golf Course List to play, until in the late 90’s it started to decline for some reason that I don’t know. I even played here on 2 occasions and found that the greens were well kept, cart paths were smooth, fairways and tee’s were always kept in superb condition. The green fees were average, paying about $18.00 for 18 holes and a cart rental.
Like I stated before, the Golf Course started to decline in business. The next thing I heard was that it had closed, because there was not enough business anymore and the Owners were loosing money. The Course closed 2 yrs. ago on December 31st. It has been sitting vacant since then. Here my Image shows the Club House to the left with the practice green off to the right. Where the flag pole stands was a area for Golf Carts to rent.
What remains of the Cart Path for the 18th Hole. No one is here anymore. No one to keep the Course lush & green.
The Golf Cart Rental area now empty. No Golfers walking around or playing. Nothing but empty buildings and UN-trimmed shrubbery blowing in the wind.
What is left of the 18th Green, now taken over by weeds & scrub. The Flag is gone and the lush green color has long disappeared. Nothing here anymore, which is a shame. It felt kinda strange to walk around here. Nothing here but me, my camera, and the wind with rain starting to splatter. To me, it felt eerie, to walk in a place that once was so popular.
I was told later on that the property was bought by some big land developer that wanted to built 3 huge ware houses here. That was years ago. What happened? No one has done a thing. The once nice Golf Course is being reclaimed by Nature, as usually happens.
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Thanks for taking us with you around this unusual sight, Les. I have never seen an abandoned golf course, there’s so much land, to be left untended. I love the photos, especially that first one with the sign and the large thistle in front of it, the tall unkempt grass behind it. I find it fascinating what nature did here, in its recovery…but I can imagine how eerie it was to walk around.
At one time, this Course was one of the top places to play the game. Across the street there was a Farm that is no longer there. It was torn down to make way for the Warehouses. Nothing is there now, except a big open field!