The sale of Escalon Golf Course has been completed, with the new owner taking over as of the first of this month.
Escalon Golf was a “realized dream” of Tom and Betty Hagan in the 1980s, said daughter Carol Adams, serving as the family spokesperson.
She added that the family couldn’t be happier to have made the sale, something they were hoping to do as opposed to having to close down the local course.
“It was purchased by a Bay area resident,” Adams said, noting that the buyer was not local but that won’t have any negative impact. In fact, she said, it should prove to be a blessing, as the buyer has plans for continuing with the same staff and likely bringing in some improvements in the near future.
“They have really big plans for it, which is great,” Adams said. “We feel really fortunate that we were able to sell it.”
The family did not want to close it down but that was a real possibility until the sale went through, said Adams.
Along with keeping the course open and operating, they will continue to host local high school teams and be open for tournament and match play, offer the driving range and putting green.
The staff includes Lorie Macsenti and Pamela Floyd, who split the duties running the clubhouse, along with grounds and greens keepers Mel Cox and Rosario Velasquez.
“We’ve been working on this,” Adams added of spending a lot of time securing the sale. “It’s a little miracle. We wanted to thank the community and let them know that the course is under new ownership, as of Aug. 1.”
A formal statement was also released by the Hagan family following the successful sale: “This 9 Hole/Executive course has been an integral part of the community for over 35 years. The idea was to provide a place in our community for all to enjoy a game of golf. Over the years it has been and is home to high school golf teams, senior groups, leagues, tournaments, and individuals … We wish to thank all the customers for their loyal support over these many years. The course will continue to provide the same venue, and staff, serving the community as a golf course and more. We look forward to what is in store for the course.”