Forest Oaks Country Club to reopen Thursday under new management

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Forest Oaks Country Club, the former site of the PGA’s Wyndham Championship, will reopen Thursday after it briefly closed this week when the company that manages the club filed for bankruptcy protection.

The Triad Business Journal is reporting the new management team was onsite Tuesday, but the team would not say the name of the firm. They would only indicate that they “work for Forest Oaks.”

The news comes just days after employees found a sign on the door explaining why the club was closed.

ES2 Sports & Leisure, the former management of the club, elected to file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy protection.

“Effective April 15, 2014, Forest Oaks Country Club is closed until further notice,” the sign posted on the door read. “Further information will be available in the coming days via the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. Please direct all questions to the appointed trustee.”

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10 comments

  • JT

    Oh, thank GOD!!! If rich white people couldn’t sip mint julips while chasing a stupid white ball around a well-manicured cow pasture, I don’t think I could go on living!

    • JT

      Please find another hobby besides spewing vitriol and ignorance you venomous swine. I understand Wal Mart needs senile old geezers to greet people at the door…or, better yet, go shoot yourself while cleaning your gun or something other rednecks do.

      • TB

        You folks that are making such nasty comments to “JT” above are no better than he is… No – his comment wasn’t particularly nice – but yours were even worse… and I think “rich” is a matter of perspective… I live in the area – I am solidly “middle class”, yet I could not afford to join the country club, nor do I think I would feel welcomed and comfortable there, based on encounters I have had with a FEW (not all) people in that area. Glad to hear that is is now open again – to serve and entertain those who enjoy golfing and dining there. To each his own.

    • garrettsmith105

      JT,
      You will find self righteous “rich” twerps anywhere you go. And while Forest Oaks may have several of those types, Forest Oaks also has some of the most wholesome, well-rounded, hard working individuals I have ever had the pleasure to meet and be around. They just realize the value in joining a club like this. Their hobby is golf, which obviously, is extremely expensive, but they realize how much money they can save in the long run to be a member of a club like Forest Oaks where you pay a flat, monthly-rate and can play as often as you want. It is a phenomenal deal and I hope one day you do the math for yourself and realize how much you could save by joining a great community like Forest Oaks.

  • T

    The interesting part here is how Proehl adn Proehlific completely distanced themselves from this and said they had no involvement. Anyone else that is a member at his meeting when this change first took place?? Paraphrasing here but I think it was said that “This has MY name and my folks behind it and we are going to do this right” among 75-100 other references to ME and MY. It was certainly represented as part of Proehlific at that meeting I thought. Now they want nothing to do with it. Giving the benefit of the doubt, perhaps Proehlific and father-in-law at Baker Roofing just associated themselves with the wrong management company. I hope the Proehlific part goes away and it just becomes Forest Oaks again.

    By the way, anyone can go up there and eat, no membership required at the Isabella’s Grill. Membership is about what any big fitness center is (without the golf).

    • NC Terp

      Good comment on Proehl. There is no way he can pretend he wasn’t involved. He brought his family to the club in the summer and used the pool. Spread his pictures everywhere throughout the clubhouse and grill. After all the positive stuff he said at the meeting there was no follow through. They can’t get his pictures off the wall fast enough. Good bye Ricky work on the Panthers receivers seems more up your alley.

  • John Popp

    JT if you knew anything about Forest Oaks you would realize almost all members are middle class not “Rich White people”. Before you spout off get your facts together and Mint Juleps are not served there. We have a simple grill. BTW you misspelled Juleps try spell checker some time. NCTerp

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