Bay Pointe Golf Club For Sale
Bay Pointe Golf Club, for many years a favorite course in Oakland County, is for sale.
Asking price is $8.9 million.
You can read my Bay Pointe Golf Club review at the link. I’ve played Bay Pointe twice: one on an outing, and once as a daily fee player. Both rounds were very enjoyable and the course was in good condition.
Bay Pointe dates to 1967, and was developed by Ernie Fuller as a private club. It opened to the public in 2006.
Fuller also developed The Links of Pinewood in Walled Lake (now long closed) and Edgewood Country Club in Oakland County. Fuller was active in Michigan golf for decades and also served on the board of the National Professional Golfers Association (PGA). The annual “Fuller Cup” match between teams of members from the Golf Association of Michigan and the Michigan PGA section is named for him.
Bay Pointe is well appointed. It sits on 140 acres and has a 20,000 square foot clubhouse, restaurant and banquet facility. There also are locker rooms and an additional grill room.
The most attractive thing about the property, however, might be its lake front property. The real estate listing says that it has 2,300 linear feet of frontage.
That may be its death warrant as a golf course. I imagine that the combined value of developed properties on Middle Straits Lake will go for far, far more than the asking price.
The Friedman Real Estate listing ominously says that it is an “Opportunity to own a 18-hole golf course, corporate retreat, or lakefront homesite for a one-of-a-kind, exclusive waterfront estate.”
Still, it is entirely possible that someone buys it as a course. Recently Salem Hills escaped the reaper when it was sold to a buyer who pledged to keep it as a golf course.