LAKE SUZY — Discount airline Allegiant said it is buying Kingsway Country Club in Lake Suzy to complement its planned Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor.
Terms of the deal for the Par 72, eighteen-hole championship golf course in southwestern DeSoto County were not disclosed.
Allegiant said the 42-year-old club’s membership voted to accept the carrier’s offer on Saturday. A sale is expected to close in August.
The course was designed by Ron Garl. It includes an 18,000-square-foot clubhouse with a pro shop and dining and event facilities that were renovated in 2005 because of damage caused by Hurricane Charley.
“Kingsway Country Club is a special place to many members of the community, and we are pleased and honored to be able to grow its presence,” said Micah Richins, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Sunseeker Resorts. “Allegiant has always viewed the communities we serve as part of our extended family, and that philosophy continues with the development of Sunseeker Charlotte Harbor. We look forward to providing members and guests a one-of-a-kind golf experience and premier event site that builds on Kingsway’s storied history and tradition.”
The club will continue operations as Kingsway Country Club, including all member and community services, and will be incorporated into the Sunseeker Resorts brand in the future, the company said.