It would appear as if Crestview Country Club is back on the market again. Less than two years after it last sold, the club looks to in negotiations with a different buyer. Current members were recently informed of the deal through an email from Peter Nanula, representing Concert Golf Partners. The communication stated that the Newport-based Concert Golf was looking into selling Crestview Country Club to Dallas-based ClubCorp. The acquisition is expected to happen in the next few months.
Nanula took the time to assure members that he felt confident in ClubCorp’s ability to continue to take Crestview to the next level of capital improvements and service. One of the biggest benefits to members would be the reciprocal privileges granted to them by other ClubCorp properties. These clubs include various well known and prestigious properties such as Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, Indian Wells Country Club near Palm Desert, California, Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, and Woodlands Country Club near Houston, Texas.
Crestview Country Club has been a staple in Wichita social circles since its founding in 1921. The club has provided years of entertainment, dining opportunities, golf, and charitable work over the years. Originally located on a 160-acre plot of land between 17th Street and 21st Street and Fairmount College and Oliver, the club was relocated to its current spot between Central and 13th Street on 127th Street in 1969.
Rumors of the sale have been circulating for months, with no confirmation from management. As part of the deal between ClubCorp and Concert Golf, ClubCorp will acquire 16 of Concert Golf’s properties. Founded in 1957, ClubCorp owns or operates more than 200 golf and country clubs, as well as alumni clubs and various sports clubs.