Past and present board members from Kimberley Golf Club are pictured signing a financial agreement for the sale of the course to Purcell International Education. Pictured from left to right (bottom) Duncan MacLeod, President of Purcell International Education, Ron Christensen, President of the Board of Directors at KGC, Ron Osterkampf, Vice President of the Board of Directors at KGC. (Top) John Burrell, past Board Member at KGC, Simon Jones, Director of Golf at KGC, Anne Wright, past Board Member at KGC, Derek Baker, Financial Secretary at KGC and Bob Mclean, Vice President of the Board of Directors at KGC. (Corey Bullock/Kimberley Bulletin file).

Kimberley Golf Club proceeds with sale of course

Purcell International Education is purchasing the 18-hole course.

The Kimberley Golf Club is officially proceeding with the sale of the course to Purcell International Education after signing a financial agreement at a special meeting on Tuesday.

Past and present board members were at the meeting, along with KGC’s Director of Golf Simon Jones and President of Purcell International Education Duncan MacLeod, who is heading up plans for the proposed International School that will be located on the course’s property.

READ MORE: Kimberley Golf Club members vote to proceed with sale of course

Back in October of last year, KGC members voted in agreement to sell the course, with Golf Club Board President Ron Christensen saying the agreement is the best possible outcome for everyone.

On Tuesday Christensen explained that there is still much legal work ahead before the sale officially goes through, and expects a meeting of club members and another vote to take place in the coming weeks.

“We’ve been working for nearly a year on this. The next step will be working towards finalizing the deal and receiving a vote from our membership,” said Christensen.

There will be a special general members meeting held alongside their Annual General Meeting, where a secret ballot vote will take place.

READ MORE: Kimberley Golf Course will operate as usual this summer

Despite the progress in the sale, the course will continue to operate as usual for the remainder of the season, and Christensen says there will still be access to the course when the school is operational. 18 holes will remain, although four holes will need to be relocated.

Once Purcell International Education takes over the ownership, plans will move forward to build an International School at the course’s location. Plans for the school are still in the very early stages and more information will soon be available.

More to come.

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