Historic black-owned golf course has fallen into rough times

    An historic black-owned golf course in New Jersey has fallen into rough times.

    The Freeway Golf Course, built on a sprawling 150-acre property in Sicklerville, was once the site of some major tournaments.

    But The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the course now stands abandoned, with ant hills overtaking the sand pits and angry red weeds growing to calf height. The last round played there was in late November.

    The course has been up for sale since February, with an initial asking price of $2.4 million. Its owners have received several offers, but so far no deal has been closed.

    Jerry McCarthy, the broker working with the property, told the newspaper that it has been particularly challenging to find a buyer who will maintain the site as a golf course, the future that board members prefer.

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