East Hampton Town has sold it’s half of the nine hole Poxabogue Golf Club, which is in Southampton Town but only a few hundred yards from the line that separates the two towns.
As many people know, the club was purchased jointly by the towns in 2002 to save it from developers. A month ago, East Hampton said it wanted out of the arrangement.
It had initially been hoped that East Hampton’s half of the club could be sold to Southampton, but that has not worked out. Now, a billionaire, who would like to remain anonymous, has purchased East Hampton’s half.
According to a spokesman for the buyer, the man is an avid golfer and intends to have the third, fifth and eighth hole for his private use. Also, the second hole, for six months a year, which has yet to be decided upon.
As the rest of the course is public and owned by Southampton Town, regular golfers will simply have to play around the holes that are now off-limits.