published Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Valleybrook Golf and Country Club sells to Henry Luken

Henry Luken
Henry Luken
Photo by Ashlee Culverhouse /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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    People gather for the auction of property and equipment at the Valleybrook Golf and Country Club today.
    Photo by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Valleybrook Golf and Country Club sold for $950,000 to Henry Luken during an auction this morning at the course in Hixson.

Luken already owns Montlake, Battlefield and Eagle Bluff golf courses and said he will keep Valleybrook as a golf course.

Others who bid on the property and buildings on the property were Creeks Bend Golf Club owner Buddy Templeton and real estate developer Paul Teruya.

“You buy it, then you decide what to do,” Luken said before following the auction of items inside the clubhouse, kitchen, pro shop and the maintenance barn. “I want everybody to come back and see it in the spring.”

See Friday’s Times Free Press for more coverage.

Contact David Uchiyama at 423-757-6484. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/UchiyamaCTFP. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/UchiyamaCTFP.

about David Uchiyama...

David Uchiyama is a sports writer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who began his tenure here in May 2001. His primary beats are UTC athletics — specifically men’s basketball and athletic department administration — and golf, which includes coverage from the PGA Tour to youth events. He also covers other high school sports, outdoor adventures, and contributes to other sections of the newspaper when necessary. David grew up in Salinas, Calif., and began working ...

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