Fri., September 10, 2010 2:17pm (EDT)

Golf Hall Still For Sale
By Noel Brown
Updated: 4 years ago

AUGUSTA, Ga.  —  
The property meant to house the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame could still be months away from being auctioned. (GPB image)
The property meant to house the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame could still be months away from being auctioned. (GPB image)
It’s been more than 3 months since Governor Perdue signed a bill allowing the 17 acres of riverfront property to be auctioned off.

The minimum sale price is $2.8 million .

That’s what remains of the state's $6 million bond debt.

But a new chain link fence surrounding the former Golf Hall site seems to indicate that the auction isn’t happening any time soon.

Bert Brantley is Governor Perdue’s spokesman.

"Had we thought we were going to be able to get this unloaded quickly we probably wouldn’t have gone through the expense to do that but it looks like it will take us a few months and we’re working as hard as we can and hopefully we’ll have some movement soon," Brantley said.

Meanwhile Augusta officials are working with developers in the hopes of turning the downtown Augusta property into a mixed use baseball stadium.

The economic down turn has kept the city from buying the property outright.