DuPont Family Member Buys DuPont Country Club in Delaware - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

DuPont Family Member Buys DuPont Country Club in Delaware

Posted: Apr 06, 2018 9:46 AM Updated:

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- A member of the duPont family is buying the DuPont Country Club and says he will not build homes on the property.

Ben duPont and another club member, Don Wirth, have agreed to purchase the 95-year-old club and plan to make $18 million in improvements, including a new swimming pool and driving range.

The DowDuPont company put the unprofitable country club up for sale last year.

Residents who live near the club had been concerned a buyer would use the 525 acres for a housing development.

The club has three 18-hole golf courses and has hosted professional and amateur tournaments.

duPont said he hopes to increase membership from 1,700 to 3,000.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Some Still Without Glasses As Accurate Optical Remains Closed

    Some Still Without Glasses As Accurate Optical Remains Closed

    Monday, July 22 2019 9:46 PM EDT2019-07-23 01:46:42 GMT
    Monday, July 22 2019 9:46 PM EDT2019-07-23 01:46:42 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md-After a tenant and landlord showdown last week, Accurate Optical in Salisbury remains closed. This, after Azar Filipov Real Estate Holdings, who owns Accurate Optical's renting space says months of unpaid rent is to blame. And though AccuratMore
    SALISBURY, Md-After a tenant and landlord showdown last week, Accurate Optical in Salisbury remains closed. This, after Azar Filipov Real Estate Holdings, who owns Accurate Optical's renting space says months of unpaid rent is to blame. And though AccuratMore
  • Ex-Virginia Governor Contesting Harassment Probe

    Ex-Virginia Governor Contesting Harassment Probe

    Monday, July 22 2019 7:08 PM EDT2019-07-22 23:08:55 GMT
    Monday, July 22 2019 7:08 PM EDT2019-07-22 23:08:55 GMT
    Former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder (Photo: AP)Former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder (Photo: AP)
    Former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder (Photo: AP)Former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder (Photo: AP)
    Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder says he is contesting an investigator's finding that he kissed a university student six decades his junior without her consent.More
    Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder says he is contesting an investigator's finding that he kissed a university student six decades his junior without her consent.More
  • Governor Hogan Announces INFRA Grant Award

    Governor Hogan Announces INFRA Grant Award

    Monday, July 22 2019 6:00 PM EDT2019-07-22 22:00:42 GMT
    Monday, July 22 2019 6:00 PM EDT2019-07-22 22:00:42 GMT
    Governor Larry Hogan announced Monday that Maryland will receive $125 million dollars from the federal INFRA Grant Program to allow double-stacking in Howard Street Tunnel.More
    Governor Larry Hogan announced Monday that Maryland will receive $125 million dollars from the federal INFRA Grant Program to allow double-stacking in Howard Street Tunnel.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices