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Elkins Ranch Closing September 7, 2020!

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Friday June 19, 2020 6:27 PM
Well, this sucks!
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Friday June 19, 2020 8:22 PM
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Friday June 19, 2020 8:59 PM
From their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/elkins.ranch/


After operating Elkins Ranch Golf Course for almost 60 years, Elkins Ranch Company regretfully announces the closure of the golf course effective September 7, 2020. With careful consideration, the company has made the very difficult, but necessary decision to close our golf course. After two decades of declining play and ever increasing expenses, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors has determined that the company can no longer remain viable with the golf course as the core of its business model.

Elkins Ranch Company is a family owned business that was founded in 1930, with farming as its sole endeavor. With the closure of the golf course, the company will return to its agricultural roots.

We are extremely grateful for the public’s support and patronage over the years, particularly our local patrons from Fillmore and the Santa Clara Valley. We are also very grateful for the outstanding staff that has made Elkins Ranch Golf Course such a special and welcoming place. We will truly miss the personal contacts, friendships and camaraderie of our customers, employees and vendors. We want to express our deep appreciation for our staff, our customers, and our community as we move into this new era.
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Saturday June 20, 2020 6:31 AM
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Saturday June 20, 2020 8:25 AM
Terrible news for SoCal golf and especially the local golfing community of Fillmore and Santa Clarita whose choices of where to play locally are already limited. They were actually going to come on as a GK Supporter before COVID-19 hit.

I wonder if it is truly too late to save this golf course from closing.

[[Edited by JohnnyGK on Saturday June 20, 2020 12:03 PM]]
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Saturday June 20, 2020 11:34 AM
Something that big, you have to plan a closure to ensure you leave no loose ends and keep the rest of the entity afloat.

I bet you it wasn't an easy thing to do. But with the state closure it made it not only obvious but necessary to close in a structured way.

Stay tuned. Betcha more will happen as a result.

[[Edited by ringworld on Saturday June 20, 2020 11:36 AM]]
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Saturday June 20, 2020 4:53 PM
Sad to lose a fun course with a few quirky holes. Also explains their curt response to me when I called about a potential B-Day discount there last month.

A few of my mental images from 15 years of playing there when I lived in the area.

GREAT burgers in their restaurant, some of the best I have ever had at a golf course.

Excellent course to walk.

The finishing holes. #17 was an excellent, long demanding par 4 with an outstanding view from the elevated tee. #18 was a slight dogleg right, reachable par 5 that was a good opportunity to end your round with a good score.

GDR23 bombing drives OVER the right edge of the lake on #4, the downhill par 5 into #3 fairway. Which set up a wedge into the green. Must have played with Gary 5-6 straight rounds where he blasted a driver, on the green in two with a wedge and 2 putt birdie. For anyone who has ever played Elkins, it is a ridiculous carry to accomplish that from the back tees and he did it time after time after time like clockwork back when he was truly Longball23.
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The goal has always been long and straight! But since I can no longer hit them long, hopefully straighter could be achieved more than occasionally?
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Sunday June 21, 2020 12:45 PM
QUOTED  GDR23 bombing drives OVER the right edge of the lake on #4, the downhill par 5 into #3 fairway.


Isn't #4 the par 3?

Wonder if they're open to putting the course up for sale vs. closing it outright. I know Tierra got a second life when it was bought in the recent past, maybe there is an opportunity to do the same here? Since Marie Elkins died and the family hired out management a few years back, the overall feel of the course has gone downhill significantly. I know I for one avoided this place like the plague for a few years because of their management.
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Sunday June 21, 2020 5:07 PM
You are absolutely correct bmanmp. I meant he played from #3 tee over the lake into #2 fairway.
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The goal has always been long and straight! But since I can no longer hit them long, hopefully straighter could be achieved more than occasionally?
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Tuesday June 23, 2020 9:14 AM
That's genius...have never thought to do that, but am going to book a time there before they close and give it a shot. Thanks for clarifying.
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