NEW BERN, North Carolina — The River Bend Country Club went on the market for $1.3 million in September, but is still open for business.
The listing includes the 18-hole golf course, clubhouse and pro-shop, bar-and-grill, restaurant, tennis courts and swimming pool.
“The golf course has a convenient location to hundreds of homes around it and easy access for tourists from the historical city of New Bern. It is a very ‘player friendly’ course which allows golfers to have fun and also allows many rounds to be played from a business revenue standpoint,” said Brett Miller, owner of Miller Management Associates Inc.
Though it has only been on the market for two weeks, Miller said River Bend Country Club has generated substantial interest from both in and out of state.
The golf course was built in 1977 and purchased and taken over by new owners Jim Hoffman and Frank Fragale in 1999. Under their management, the entire property saw over $1.6 million in repairs.
Recent reviews of the course have rated its conditions to be unfavorable, citing the greens as their main complaint.
“It used to be a fun course with good greens. Now it is a rough course with awful greens,” read one…
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