Skyland Pines Golf Course in Canton will close for good after the end of the Labor Day weekend, as the property will be developed into a warehouse for Amazon distribution.
The Canton Repository first noted rumors of a closing and sale back in May, when the Canton Planning Department proposed zoning changes for the DiPietro family property.
At the time, Steve DiPietro, co-owner of Skyland Pines, said the rezoning was to better position the property if an opportunity arises, and that the land has not been listed or arranged for sale. “Skyland is ready for golf,” he said.
But since that time, area infrastructure contractors have secured bids for major construction projects on the golf course property starting in the fall. And several current course members and employees and have confirmed they have been told that the course will no longer remain open after September 6th, the summer’s last big holiday weekend.
Get Your Stark County Am Entry in Now for One Last Play
Tournament players can get one last competitive round in at Skyland Pines, as the course will host the final round of the 36-hole Stark County Amateur Championship on Sunday, July 25th. Saturday’s first round will be held on another DiPietro-owned golf course, Ohio Prestwick.
The 2021 Stark County Am’s entry deadline is end-of-day this Tuesday, July 20th, so don’t delay: this field will sell out. ENTRY BLANK >