Kilgore council votes to purchase country club

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 2:05pm

Longview, TX — Kilgore residents could soon be teeing up on their own municipal greens after council members voted Tuesday to buy Meadowbrook Country Club.

The $275,000 deal still must be signed by the investment group that offered the sale on the condition that Meadowbrook be a public course, said City Manager Scott Sellers. The council also authorized Sellers to send out requests for any interested parties to propose uses and management of the swimming pool, restaurant and other facilities.

“And the clubhouse up top, for sure, will be available for clubs and meetings,” Councilman Harvey McClendon said. “We’ll own the whole thing outright. ... It was having financial problems, but that’s the nature of private country clubs right now — anywhere.”

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