The club’s 156-acre, 7,000-yard par 72 golf course was completed in 1960. The club has changed ownership several times in recent years.
Fink said the club doubled the number of members from 100 to 200 in the last four months, but only 50 were “traditional members” who paid full fees.
“People see all of the money thrown around with the PGA and think there is plenty of money to go around for golf courses. This area is too saturated,” he said.
When asked about refunds for members, Fink said he could not comment.
Fink also owns other golf-related businesses in the area, including Magic Castle and Rollandia Golf Center, which he said is not doing as well as he wanted but remains open.
The club had 40 employees, mostly part-time, who were notified the closing was coming, Fink said.
“I feel bad for the employees and the membership, but the revenue was not coming in,” Fink said.
John Marks of Beavercreek told the Dayton Daily News in an email that he joined the club in May. He said members had heard a rumor of a closing, but no communication had been sent to them.
Members of the club’s investor board could not be reached for comment.