Newport Country Club sold, becomes Stonebridge

CROSBY – Newport Country Club and Conference Center became Stonebridge at Newport and Stonebridge Conference Center last Friday at the buying of the golf course and country club by a group representing the homeowner’s association, the Newport Property Owners Association.

This acquisition is said to have begun back in August of last year in a Board of Director’s Action article as related to “the owner of the golf course was planning to sell off the driving range and part of the parking lot to a developer for single family homes.”

This was said to have come from a fear of property values declining.

In December, President Nancy Gaudet announced the plan to buy the golf club and conference center at the Crosby -Huffman Chamber of Commerce luncheon and named a new Director of Events, Glenda Logsdon.

On Tuesday, a phone call to that new director to find out details of the acquisition was met by the statement, “I no longer work there and can’t make a statement about the disposition, some board members have taken over.”

A call to the pro-shop also said that members of the NPOA had taken over and referred the reporter to speak with Nancy Gaudet by name and recently reelected board member Margarette Chasteen by telephone number, concerning planning events.

The party could not be reached at press time.

The amount of the purchase comes with the understanding that the property is in need of maintenance and improvements.