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Forewinds to Acquire Wentworth Hills


Forewinds Hospitality LLC, a division of Sawyer Realty Holdings, has announced it’s in the process of acquiring Wentworth Hills Golf & Country Club in Plainville, Mass. Located approximately 30 miles from Boston and 15 miles from Providence, R.I., the property includes a 6,202-yard, par-71 golf course designed by New England architect Howard Maurer.

Completed in 2002, the course features bentgrass tees and greens, a 5,600-square-foot clubhouse, full-service pro shop, grille room, meeting and banquet facilities. The club is operated as a daily-fee facility with memberships.

Forewinds Hospitality bid $3.7 million for the club at a foreclosure auction held on December 29th. Pending satisfaction of certain closing conditions in the Purchase and Sale Agreement, the transaction is expected to be finalized by January 27, 2006.

“Wentworth Hills Golf & Country Club is a quality daily-fee facility located in a growing residential community. Its potential to be a key attraction for the surrounding region is phenomenal and we are pleased to add it to our portfolio of golf-destination properties,” said Ron Winarick, managing director of Forewinds Hospitality LLC. “This is a fun, playable course with superb conditioning. We’re confident the public will continue to enjoy this fine course when we re-open this spring.”

Forewinds’ portfolio also includes Hartefeld National Golf Club, in Avondale, Pa., Mountain Branch Golf Course, a public daily-fee course and restaurant destination in Joppa, Md., and Sterling National Country Club in Sterling, Mass.

Forewinds is the hospitality division of one of America’s largest real estate acquisition and property management firms – Sawyer Realty Holdings LLC, a privately-held company based in Needham, Mass., and College Park, Md.