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Residents hope golf course will reopen


Once host to 11 PGA tournaments,  the Moors Golf Club in Milton has been closed since 2010.

Some who live and work in the area hope tee times will return soon.

The cloudy, grey sky is an appropriate backdrop here at the Moors.  It's been about 3 years since the doors closed.  Even though the property has been up for sale since then, no one's bought.  The grounds are fairly well maintained but local residents and businesses say they want those doors back open.

"We might have lost, I don't know, maybe 10-15 percent of yearly business, and probably more than that when we missed out on the seniors (PGA) tour when they left," said Al Grinde, the Oval Office Pub & Grub.

Residents who live next to the Moors hated to see it close.  But they are encouraged that the course is still in good shape.

"It's been disappointing but they've been great neighbors of ours and kept it up," said Moors resident Warren Day.

"I think the property values, as far as I know, are still comparable to what they were when the golf course was open," said Moors resident Rick Hardcastle.

"This was the nicest neighborhood in Milton that we found, and everybody was really nice when we sent people to come look at the lot and we just knew this was a good spot for us," said Emily Haselbauer who built after the course closed.

So what does the future hold for the Moors?

"I think everybody here has the faith that it will open again and when they do it will be better for everybody."