Wanna buy a golf course?  Shreveport Country Club is up for sale.  The 117-year-old club closed back in October, and owners have been evaluating their options since that time.

In a lot of ways, it's not just the end of a business, it's the end of a way of life.  Back in the 20th century (sounds funny saying that) country clubs were a major part of the social scene in many American cities.  Belonging to a country club was a conspicuous sign that you had "made it."  Families made life-long friends there.  Kids spent their summers in the swimming pools, and grabbing burgers from the snack bar.  But not all country clubs were snooty.  Country clubs in Dallas were not like Oak Grove Country Club in Terrell, Texas, where I learned to play golf.

Oak Grove was a 9-hole course, so they couldn't exactly charge exorbitant fees for members.  When we first moved to Terrell, we lived in an apartment right across the street from the club. I was 12-years-old that summer and many mornings I would wake up early and walk across the street to play.  As long as it was the middle of the week, I pretty much had the course to myself.  I look back fondly on those times as my Summer Of Golf.  But Oak Grove is like most country clubs these days.  The swimming pool and the restaurant are gone.  The course is in need of repair, and the club is struggling to survive.

So, as we come to the end of the country club era, you have the opportunity to own a piece of Shreveport history.  Shreveport Country Club is available for redevelopment, and it'll only cost you $4,300,000.

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