Walnut Hills Country Club opening in May

(WLNS) – There are now answers to the questions raised about the future of long-time Ingham County Country Club Walnut Hills, and the legal issues of ownership.

Walnut Hills has one message for the public:

“We are open,” Event Planner Judy Hankerd said.

Today Walnut Hills was busy prepping for an event tonight, and getting the golf course in top shape for the summer season ahead.

“We have 200 events this summer which include golf outings, weddings and personal family events,” Hankerd said.

Not only is Walnut Hills staying open, but even with the legal issues on the table, there is no plan to close the club anytime soon.

“Our goal in this is to try and keep it a gold course, it’s just been hard, the golf industry is changing,” Owner of Walnut Hills Kip Miller said.

Miller says the owners are facing the dilemma of the bank that was helping keep them open now wanting to step away from the golf industry, Miller says after Walnut Hills being in business since 1921, the members are not giving up on the course without a fight.

“We appreciate they’re loyal to us and they’re avid golfers, and they know it’s the best course with the best view in town,” Miller said.

Members have been volunteering to help clean up the course and some are even looking to buy the course and become the enw owners all in an effort to keep it open.


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