As of Friday, Dec. 18, the Sonoma Ranch Golf Course at 1274 Golf Club Road, and the Las Cruces Country Club will part ways.
“We are 100-percent public as of (Dec. 18),” said Robert Pounds, with Sonoma Ranch. “They’re (country club) not associated as of (Dec. 18).”
Pounds said the golf course would close at noon on Thursday, Dec. 17 for inventory and then reopen Friday with normal hours.
The Sunset Grill will not be affected, though it will close early on some days to host holiday parties.
The Las Cruces Country Club, a 501(c)7 nonprofit, vacated its longtime location on North Main Street in 2011 and looked for a new home. The LCCC agreed to purchase Sonoma Ranch Golf Course for a little less than $5 million, a deal that was reported as complete in November 2014.
No details have yet been given for the reason the two entities have split.
When asked if the deal had fallen through or if LCCC could not meet the financial requirements of the deal, LCCC President Bonnie Baden said, “No comment. There is no information I can give you.”
The Las Cruces Country Club was formed in 1928 as the first golf course in southern New Mexico offering memberships to singles, couples and families.