Tuesday, May 30, 2017

TOP STORY >> Southern Oaks sets Reopening

Southern Oaks Country Club at 701 Foxwood Drive in Jacksonville will celebrate its grand reopening from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday.

Food, games, special guests and music will be provided. Door prizes will also be given away. The party is open to the public.

Southern Oaks Country Club, in business since the mid-1970s, is being revitalized by a group of investors with interest in keeping the club open. The investors elected a new five-member management board to oversee the operations of the club and activities provided by the club.

Jon Johnson is chairman of the board. Larry Wilson, Jacob Short, Dustin Cole and Chev Ergle complete the new board members. All board members live and work in Jacksonville.

Southern Oaks is a private golf and social club but membership is open to the public.

“There has been some misconception about membership. We are a private club whose membership is open to the public. We have a fine course and everyone is welcome to join,” Johnson said. Membership forms are available in the clubhouse.

A remodeling of the bar area is almost complete and should be ready for the summer season. These updates will improve customer service and the functionality of that space, Johnson said.

The golf course superintendent, Bo Brocchus, and his crew are busy getting the greens and grounds in good shape.

Volunteers have been doing landscape work on the grounds, painting and revitalizing the inside of the building, mowing, weed-eating the golf course and assisting employees with their duties.

The pro shop is open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily, except on Mondays.

For more information, call 501-982-7508.