LAKE MONTEZUMA – The former Beaver Creek golf course and historic ranch property has been sold to Sedona Vineyards LLC.
“We closed escrow on August 31,” Richard Chambers of Chambers Realty Group told Camp Verde. “It’s quite an exciting case.”
The property sold for $2.5 million, Chambers said, and it sold in one piece, which includes the former 18-hole golf course, the former Beaver Creek Ranch House property , 108 acres of farmland with water rights, a commercially zoned three acre lot. plot, a clubhouse, amenities and a private residence.
Douglas J. Edgelow of Phoenix said they look forward to unveiling their plans for the property to the community very soon, but he said their intention is to have part of the golf course be vineyards. Edgelow is listed as the director of Sedona Vineyards LLC under the Arizona Corporation Commission.
However, Edgelow explained that golf courses are big users of water and they think there could be better uses for the old golf course that would better serve the community and conserve water.
Edgelow suggested more traditional uses for agriculture and neighbor amenities like hiking and biking trails, he said.
“We haven’t ruled it out 100% yet,” he said of the golf course.
He said they will have to make improvements since the property has been in place for several years.
Edgelow said they wanted to give the property back something the community was proud of.
The area where the buildings are located has been approved for a 50-room boutique hotel, he said.
They will also reopen the restaurant in the near future, he added. They are planning a wine tasting room and a small general store to support tasting room and vineyard customers and area residents. “We always develop the plans that make sense.”
The new owners of the property will be required to submit all development plans to Yavapai County for approval.
The property was sold by Beaver Creek Resort LLC and was forfeited several times over the past few years until Chambers Realty sold it late last month. The Beaver Creek Ranch House closed in 2010.
Beaver Creek Ranch has a long and interesting history, including its years as a hidden vacation spot for famous actors working on movies in Sedona during the Golden Age of Hollywood.
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