(Festus) In 2002, Crystal Highlands golf course closed up shop and was turned over to Union Pacific Railroad, and became a private course for that company ever since. The course has now been purchased by businessman Gary Surdyke and will open back up to the public soon. Surdyke says the course name was changed to Castleridge after the railroad took it over, but he’s changing it back to its original name.
Surdyke says the golf course is in wonderful shape.
Surdyke says they will make some renovations to the facility within the clubhouse and welcome center, and they plan to utilize the large existing kitchen. They will soon have around 60 golf carts delivered to the course to be ready to open up to the public on August 1st.