South Hills golf pro purchases Hickory Heights
Sam Depe, the golf pro at South Hills Country Club, has purchased the Hickory Heights Golf Club in South Fayette, and he plans to make major improvements to the clubhouse and the course.
Depe, who will leave South Hills in January, said he and a partner acquired the 18-hole course from Hickory Heights BIBG LLC A deed filed in Allegheny County listed the price at $1 million.
"We plan to increase membership to about 200 from the 170 now and make the club semi-public, offering a fully stocked pro shop and a full agenda of events," Depe said.
Included among improvements are making the No. 10 hole as No. 1, moving about 20,000 feet of dirt on No. 5 hole to the left to make it a gradual slope to the green, remove fairway bunkers but improve those bunkers that remain, remove trees and overgrown weeds where necessary and landscape the outside of the club.
As for the clubhouse, plans include remodeling the clubhouse and the banquet room and painting the exterior and interior of the clubhouse.
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