A local businessman has confirmed he is attempting to buy Gold Creek Golf Club.
K.K. Turner said Thursday he has “100 percent intention” to purchase the defunct golf course that closed and went into foreclosure about two years ago.
“But I’ve been told until the deed is in my hand, it’s not mine,” Turner said.
Homeowners are optimistic the bank will accept Turner’s offer, though they have been “down the road before,” said Jeff Cotton, president of the Gold Creek Homeowners Association.
“We’re kind of on the outside looking in on these things,” Cotton said. “We’ve been told they’re in negotiations, and it is not a done deal.”
Earlier this summer, reports surfaced that a group out of Gainesville was working with owner Regions Bank to purchase the site off Hwy. 136.
According to an e-mail distributed by the Gold Creek Homeowners Association, funding fell through for the property, which includes a clubhouse and 18-hole golf course.
Turner said he has placed “earnest money” on the property.
“As far as I know, I bought it,” said Turner, who is working with surveyors to review the site.
Mel Campbell, a spokesman from Regions Bank, declined to comment on the matter.
Cotton is optimistic that someone with local ties is interested in the property.
“I’m super excited that a local with a vested interest in Dawsonville and Dawson County and has connections to Gold Creek wants to revitalize and reopen the golf course and clubhouse,” Cotton said.
Turner has said he plans to restore the club and course, which was once considered a premier golf destination for Dawson County and North Georgia.
The groups have 30 days to complete the closing, Turner said.
At that point, Cotton said the homeowner’s association would like to meet with Turner to see what residents can do to “get involved in getting this neighborhood up and running again.”