FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP—After more than 20 years, the Chisel Creek Golf Club in Franklin Township will be closing on May 28.
"There is no better game in the world than golf, and we feel honored to have shared our dream which started over 30 years ago," said owners John and Debbie Boxler. "From the fantastic women's and men's leagues, golf lessons, camps and outings, the club that started as a trailer became a beautiful building that not only served our golfers but hosted many celebrations. All of those memories we will cherish as we start this new chapter of our lives."
Boxler had planned to continue to allow golf play as the sale of the 106-acre continued, but was unable to do so.
Last month, the Franklin supervisors considered a conditional use application for a future craft brewery at the 9,200 square foot Chisel Creek Clubhouse, located at 20 Municipal Lane. The Creekside Cafe offered dine-in and pickup meals and featured catering and banquets and special events.
Alcohol sales were never permitted at Chisel Creek, but golfers often brought their own beer.
For those who want one last round before it closes, rates are $20 to walk and $25 to ride Monday through Friday, and $25 to walk and $35 to ride on the weekends. The senior rate is $30 and includes a cart.
The course was listed for sale last year by Beiler-Campbell Realtors following a successful tax appeal in which taxes were reduced from $56,842 to $24,057. On Redfin, the property sale was listed as "pending." The property includes a 3,000 gallon on-site septic system and on-site well.
Chisel Creek Golf Club was built in 1999. Many of the lands natural features and contours were incorporated into the design, enabling architect Bill J. Hirsch, Jr. and construction superintendent, Luke Dye, to layout a course that plays a lot more challenging than the scorecard appears.