ASHLAND, Ohio — A golf course that was named the Ohio public golf course of the year just 15 years ago is in danger of being permanently closed after a recent auction.
Mohican Hills Golf Club was sold for $2.43 million last week through an online auction held by Kaufman Realty. There were 91 registered bidders. Tim Miller was the realtor/auctioneer. The auction went well, according to Miller, who said the group that purchased the golf course asked to remain confidential until the sale closes.
The 18-hole public golf course is between Cleveland and Columbus and was designed by Jack Kidwell and Mike Hurdzan.
A spokesman at the Ashland County Auditor’s Office said it could take anywhere from a month to six weeks before the transfer is complete.
The property was purchased in November 2022 by Joseph Shrock of Shrock Premier Custom Construction of Loudonville with plans to develop housing on more than 226 acres.
Shrock said he never intended to keep the property as a golf course, but when he developed another property further south near Belleville, he decided to re-sell Mohican Hills and hoped the new owners would keep it as a golf course.
The property was maintained as a golf course through the spring and early summer.