Golf course in SW Michigan sold, could be turned into homes

Associated Press

Niles – A golf course in southwestern Michigan has been sold and could be turned into a residential development.

Signal Point Golf Club near Niles in Berrien County has been around since the 1960s. The South Bend Tribune reports that it was recently sold to local real estate broker Jim Ringler and partners.

Ringler said it might remain a golf club. But he noted that Signal Point’s previous owners at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend, Indiana, decided to get out.

“If the people at Blackthorn couldn’t make it work, I don’t know who can,” Ringler said.

Old Orchard Golf Course in Elkhart, Indiana, was also sold and likely will be converted to other uses, said Steve Gruza, who has worked at the course.

“Less people are playing. Younger people are interested in other things,” he said.