Overland Park & Leawood

Brookridge Golf & Fitness sold to Curtin Property Co.

Brookridge Golf & Fitness, a 200-acre country club in Overland Park, took a step closer to potential redevelopment recently with its sale to the Curtin Property Co.

The sale closed last week on the club, which has both an 18- and a nine-hole golf course at 8223 W. 103rd St.

Curtin, an Overland Park investment company, is evaluating what to do with the property and its considerable green space. Curtin Property developed The Woods of Cherry Creek, luxury apartments at 123rd Street and Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park.

Members were notified of the sale last week. The club will remain open under the same management staff while the new owners begin to plan, said Chris Curtin, chief executive officer.

Curtin, responding to emailed questions, said the company was drawn to the high quality of green space, its proximity to Interstate 435 and the Overland Park locale.

“Our goal is to make a thoughtful decision with a clear long-term focus,” Curtin wrote. “Our investment interest is strictly on a long-term basis.”

He also mentioned golf as a possible component of future development.

Planning is still in the early stages, and Curtin said the company would be mindful of the community, club members, neighbors and the city in its plans. No plans or requests have yet been submitted to Overland Park planners.

It is the second sale this decade for the country club. Brookridge was struggling financially in 2010, Curtin said, when it was sold to a Los Angeles investor, Capital Foresight Ltd.

Brookridge is one of several Johnson County country clubs whose ownership is in flux. Developers are interested in Homestead Country Club of Prairie Village, which recently filed for bankruptcy. Meadowbrook Country Club, also of Prairie Village, was sold in 2010 and may be developed soon.