Valley Will Remain Golf Course in 2021, Says Majority Shareholders
Valley Country Club will remain a golf course in 2021, according to a letter from the Majority Shareholders to membership obtained by GolfNewsRI.
This comes despite a plethora of rumors all summer long that the club was sold or is going to be sold. This includes dozens of inquiries to GolfNewsRI about the future of the club.
“Regardless of what you may have heard, you have now heard it from the source. We guarantee that Valley Country Club will be here for our loyal members in the 2021 golf season,” writes the Shareholders.
The Shareholders do acknowledge that they are researching the option of becoming a semi-private golf course.
“It is fair to disclose that we are researching the option of becoming a semi-private golf course, where members will still have first priority. There will also be loyalty savings for those of you who make an early commitment to next season,” the Shareholders write.
Valley Addresses Conditions
The letter also addresses the current conditions at Valley.
Over the past several weeks, the club has been criticized on websites such as Golf Advisor for poor conditions.
“As you know, the drought this summer has been quite damaging to our fairways, as we were forced to preserve the little water we had for our tees and greens. Despite other rumors, the fairway condition is not due to negligence, incompetence, or lack of funds. It is simply due to a lack of water because our wells had run dry and the ponds are not connected to city water,” write the Shareholders.
They add, “We have been and are currently working with Kent County Water to solve this problem and we are committed to do whatever is necessary to get the course back to pristine condition for the 2021 season.”
Valley is set to host the annual “Play for Pink” Tournament on Monday to benefit Breast Cancer.