Voters to decide fate of former Letchworth property and golf course in Stony Point

Residents will vote on whether to sell the Patriot Hills Golf Course property to a private investor for $6.4 million.

News 12 Staff

Oct 29, 2021, 10:39 PM

Updated 940 days ago

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Come Election Day, voters will get to decide the fate of the former Letchworth property and golf course in Stony Point.
Residents will vote on whether to sell the Patriot Hills Golf Course property to a private investor for $6.4 million. The investor wants to transform the property into one of the top 100 courses in the country while tearing down the old Letchworth buildings - all for a hefty investment of $15 million.
Residents worry the property could be resold to a developer.
"There's no provision in here if something happens to the principal buyer and his vision," says concerned resident David Evangelista.
Stony Point Town Supervisor Jim Monaghan says having a local resident willing to invest in the property is a good opportunity.
Monaghan says it costs $1.3 million every year to maintain the course, which only 3% of residents use.
"I believe it is in the best financial interest to sell the former Letchworth property including the former Patriots Hills Golf Course," says Monaghan.
Democratic challenger for town supervisor Mike Diederich disagrees.
"My personal belief is we should keep the golf course publicly owned but go to the private sector for operations," says Diederich.


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