Henderson Acquisitions, LLC, a subsidiary of Henderson Golf Management, LLC, announced Friday that it has acquired the assets of Fairfax Golf Club, an upscale semi-private golf facility in Edmond, and will henceforth operate under the new brand name The Golf Club of Edmond.
Now owned by the wife and husband team of Carey and Michael Henderson, The Golf Club of Edmond will remain a family-owned business and will expand under Henderson Golf Management’s leadership.
Henderson, a PGA professional and currently president of the PGA South Central Section, is the director of golf and manager of Lakeside Golf Course in Stillwater and his company has managed and consulted with other facilities, notably Buffalo Rock Golf & Gun Club in Cushing. His father, who will be assisting in the management, operates Stevens park Golf Course in Dallas, ranked No. 18 in Golf World Magazine’s Top 50 Municipal Courses in the United States.
Henderson did not disclose the purchase price. He said the vision is to remain a semi-private, upscale daily fee course providing a country club type experience.
“The course is in great shape and we will just be making some enhancements here and there,” Henderson said. “We will start a big renovation on the clubhouse immediately and be upgrading the food and beverage service as well.”
The pro shop and clubhouse will remain in the current building, a historic farmhouse that once was owned by former Oklahoma governor Roy Turner (1947-51), namesake of the Turner Turnpike. Renovations to the interior have already begun and will be done by United Construction owned by Sean Jensen, which did the renovation of the Buffalo Rock clubhouse as well.
Developer Rodney Armstrong, whose family sold the facility to Henderson, said he has high hopes for the course.
“It’s a perfect fit,” said Armstrong, whose family has owned the course since 2002. “My focus was always on the real estate and for the Hendersons it will be on the golf course. I think the potential for what they can do with it is tremendous.”
The Armstrongs did pour considerable resources into upgrading the course and club, including upgrading the irrigation system in 2015 and adding fans to three of the greens. They have added water features and reduced the front nine from a par of 38 to a par 36.
You can read much more about the sale and plans for Edmond Golf Club in the upcoming August issue of Golf Oklahoma.