Sunset Golf Club in Oneida Township will be sold at auction via sealed bid Thursday, April 27.
The club includes 200 acres, a clubhouse and storage facility, and will be sold with a Club Car lease and entertainment liquor license.
According to its website, Sunset Golf Club is open to the public year-round. The golf course was designed in 1973 by course architect Geoffrey St. John Cornish.
“It’s one of the only professionally designed golf courses around,” said current club owner Pat Collins.
Collins said Sunset Golf Club, formerly Standing Stone Golf Club, is the only course in Huntingdon County with a driving range. Furthermore, there is a putting green and more than 6,593 yards of traditional golf and 18 holes of disc golf, which both can be played simultaneously.
“Disc golf does not interfere with the ball golfers,” Collins said.
Collins purchased the club in 2019. She said the biggest challenge was getting the property and club into the shape it is today.
She completely renovated the clubhouse, including an upgrade to the security and computer systems, replaced outdated maintenance equipment, upgraded the electricity and plumbing, took on a new lease for a fleet of Club Cars and conducted extensive drainage work on the course.
After her first year of ownership, Collins next built up the food and beverage end of the business. A number of groups hold weekly and monthly lunch meetings at the facility.
Despite all her work, Collins said she’s decided to sell the business because of health reasons.
“It’s hard,” Collins said. “I love that property. I played golf there before I bought it. I put my heart and soul into that place. The membership is phenomenal. I have mixed emotions. Ultimately, my health has to come first.”
Hurley Auctions in Greencastle is accepting bids for the sale.
“It’s turnkey,” said Hurley Auctions owner Matt Hurley. “Everything you need to run the business is included.”
The property’s liquor license includes Sunday sales and one year remains on the four-year Club Car lease.
A public showing of the golf course is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 21. During that time interested parties can tour the property, ask questions and submit bids. Hurley doesn’t anticipate receiving actual bids until the deadline date, but many have put out feelers about the package.