GAMBIER — The clubs will soon be put away, and the golf balls will cease to fly over Quarry Chapel Road near Gambier.
A local golfing retreat popular with many area retirees, Tomahawk Hollow Golf Course will be shutting down its fairways for the final time at the end of 2013. Owners Bob and Robin Hren have been operating Tomahawk for 32 years and have decided it is time for them to retire.
“It’s been difficult to make money,” said Bob Hren, who has been battling cancer for eight years, saying it has really affected his business. “The number of golfers has dropped off, and I think it’s throughout the industry.”
The golf course has been for sale for a number of months, according to Hren.
The Hrens have recently signed a purchase agreement to sell the golf course, and the prospective buyers will decide if it will remain to be a golf course next year. In the mean time, the course will remain to be open through the end of 2013.
“I don’t know what will happen to it. If they want to run a golf course or do something else with it, that’s fine with me,” said Hren.
Golf carts and other equipment will go on sale in October to the general public. Weekday specials are planned beginning Monday, Aug. 28.
The Hrens are thankful for all the people who have supported the golf course through the years, and encourage people to come out and play the course this fall while still under its present management.
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