The sale of the Black Creek Golf Course was finalized this week.
Long-time owner Frank Dubose has sold the operation to G and C Golf, LLC, for an undisclosed amount.
The principal owner of G and C is Ed Dennis, Jr. of Pembroke. His children Ed Dennis III, of Statesboro, and Sarah Williams, of Pembroke, are major players in G and C as well.
Ed Dennis III said Dubose was ready to retire and G and C plans to continue his legacy while also making some improvements on the facility.
"Frank listened to our vision and thought it was the way he would like to see the course go. He’s been absolutely wonderful throughout this whole transition," Dennis said. "It’s a very exciting time for the golf course, and we’ve got a lot of great things in store."
In addition to some course improvements, G and C plans to upgrade the course’s Creekside Grill restaurant and change the name to Dine by Nine.
"It’s currently a grill-type restaurant," Dennis said. "When the renovations are done, it will be more of an upscale casual restaurant."
G and C is bringing in a new superintendent, Andrew Vanlerberghe. Vanlerberghe has nine years experience in the Jacksonville market.
Staying on through the transition is golf pro Alex Doty. Dennis said Doty has been doing an excellent job since his arrival at the course last year and they look for this trend to continue.
"We’re going to have higher service standards than in the past," Doty said. "Everything that G and C is bringing to the table should bode well for the future of the Black Creek Golf Course."