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Evergreen Golf Course to be auctioned

Marie Havenga • Sep 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM

ROBINSON TWP. — The Evergreen Golf Course is on the auction block.

The online public auction will take place Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The owner of the Robinson Township course, Brent Fredericks, is retiring to spend more time with his family, according to Vic Kuiper, the sales manager for LASTBID Real Estate, a division of Miedema Auctioneering.

Fredericks built the 18-hole course and opened it in 2001.

The property will be auctioned off in two lots — the 74-acre golf course with clubhouse, liquor license and maintenance barn; and the second lot being the golf carts, pull carts, mowers and other equipment. The opening bid is $50,000.

“You can bid on both or one or the other,” Kuiper said. “It is a great spot. It abuts to state land (Bass River Recreation Area) that has frontage on the Grand River and walking and hiking trails. The golf course is turn-key ready. It's operational right now. There's a silo with a circular staircase going to a viewing platform at the top so you can see over the course.”

Kuiper said the 15 part-time employees are hoping Evergreen remains a golf course.

Prebidding is open now, according to Kuiper. Bids will be visible to the public beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Bidding stops after 10 minutes of inactivity.

“It very well could go until 3 or 4 p.m.,” he said. “It will depend on if people are still bidding.”

Kuiper said he's heard rave reviews from people who golf at Evergreen.

“Every time I'm there I hear people coming in the clubhouse saying what a fun course it is to play,” he said. “It's fun and it's challenging. It's not a super-long course. They call it an executive style. There are no par 5s.”

For more information or to place a bid, visit www.LASTBIDrealestate.com.

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