ClubLink Corporation has announced the acquisition of Heron Bay Golf Club, about 30 minutes from Fort Lauderdale in Coral Springs, Fla., from HB Partners I, LLC.
The acquisition, reportedly $3-million U.S., is ClubLink’s sixth 18-hole equivalent championship course in Florida after several acquisitions earlier this year.
Designed by Mark McCumber, Heron Bay is the former home of the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic, which took place there from 1997-2002.
“As the longtime venue for the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic, Heron Bay Golf Club is the ideal addition to our Florida Region,” said ClubLink president and chief executive officer Rai Sahi.
According to Stuart Kaufman, president of HB Partners I, the acquisition will be a positive one for Heron Bay.
“ClubLink brings its unparalleled reputation for providing the best possible experience, both on the course and off, for all members and guests,” said Kaufman.
Heron Bay is adjacent to the Marriott Coral Springs Hotel and Convention Center, providing a venue for visiting golfers to take advantage of stay-and-play packages.
Heron Bay will be operated as a hybrid golf club, meaning it will offer ClubLink membership in addition to daily-fee golf.
In early September, ClubLink announced the acquisition of five 18-hole equivalent championship and two 18-hole academy courses in Sun City Center, south of Tampa, to create its Florida Region.
ClubLink’s approximately 22,000 members will now have reciprocal access at golf courses in two regions — Florida and Ontario/Quebec — through ClubLink’s new TravelLink program.