New life for county club

Photo by Dean Manning Workers cut grass on the property of Tri-County Country Club.
Photo by Dean Manning
Workers cut grass on the property of Tri-County Country
Club.

More than a year after it was closed down, there are signs of life at the Tri-County Country Club.

Cutting its way through the high grass that has taken over the nine-hole course located off of Ky. 1232 Thursday and Friday, was a John Deere tractor driven by former member Joe Roberts of Corbin.

Roberts declined to comment pending the completion of the deal.

Robertsā€™ fianceĀ“, Crystal Lester, posted on her Facebook pictures a series of photos showing the work to cut and bail the former fairways.

Lester added that the goal is to have it open by April 1.

If that date holds true, it would be almost two years to the day when the course was closed.

The facility features the nine-hole, 2,899-yard, par 35 course, along with a clubhouse, pro shop, practice green and swimming pool.

The country club was founded in 1932.

The course was closed at the beginning of April 2015.

Then owner Joe Carroll, who purchased the facility in 2013, initially attempted to keep the club operating. When membership continued to decline, Carroll attempted to make it a semi-private course, and then opened it to the public.

Soon after closing the course, Carroll offered to lease it to the city of Corbin for $500,000, annually, but the matter never moved forward.