Manzanita Golf Course will re-open February 1, 2018. Oregon PGA Professional Matt J. Brown of Manzanita Links LLC has acquired the golf course property from Jim Pentz and Tony Erickson of Pine Grove Properties, Inc. Brown, Gearhart, Oregon resident and 2016 PGA National Merchandiser of the Year has always hoped that Manzanita remained a fun, well maintained, and sustainable golf course for many years to come.
“My two favorite nine hole courses growing up on the Oregon Coast were the Highlands Golf Club in Gearhart and Manzanita Golf Course. To be involved with both facilities and partner with their respective communities to ensure both stay sustainable golf courses for their residents is a dream come true.” says Matt.
Matt’s golf management company leases the Highlands Golf Club property where he has been General Manager and Head Professional for over 10 years primarily focusing on creating a fun golfing experience and increasing the value for the local community.
Matt will continue in his role as General Manager and Head Professional at the Highlands. There will be a separate management team in place to manage the day-to-day operations at Manzanita led by Superintendent Jerrod Kunde and Golf Shop Manager Jeff Mitchell. The course will have a soft opening on February 1st under the new name Manzanita Links, chosen because of the ancient sand dunes and links land on which parts of Manzanita are built and because the course is “linked” so closely to the community