Closed Pittsburgh club to reopen


A closed Pittsburgh country club is to reopen next summer as a public course with new owners, who also plan to build more than 150 homes along the golf course.

Buffalo Valley Country Club closed in 2007, and was sold to Trilogy Golf Developments, a company formed by the Nese family, owners of the nearby Glengarry Golf Links in Latrobe.

The course, now known as The Phoenix at Buffalo Valley, will reopen in early summer, dependent on spring weather, after a series of renovations including tree clearing, fairway widening and bunker removal.

Trilogy paid US$920,000 for the 200 acre golf course plus an additional 144 acres next door, and bought another 15 acres of woodland from the previous owners for a nominal sum of US$1. Plans have been drawn up for 155 residential lots in three clumps around the site.

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