River View Country Club, previously known as River Valley Country Club, is a Semi-Private, 9 hole golf course located in Canton, Missouri.
River Valley Country Club opened in 1969.
The golf course sits on top of the river bluff between Canton and LaGrange. It covers 68 acres and has three ponds.
River Valley's tree-lined fairways were built on rolling terrain, so you can expect many uneven lies. A large lake comes into play on two holes. There are plenty of well-placed sand bunkers throughout the course, and three fairways are dogleg configurations.
River View Golf Club plays to a par-35 and maximum distance of 3,000 yards. There is an additional set of tees that can be used when double looping for an eighteen hole round.
The course was closed in 2013 by owner Allen Brinkley who subsequently put the property on the market and found a buyer.
The sale of is on hold. A lawsuit was filed by the River Valley Country Club Inc. against Brinkley Sports Management seeks to block the sale.
In the complaint, the country club says that a 2007 sale agreement included a promise that new owner Allen Brinkley would maintain the property as a golf course for a minimum of eight years.
"The contract further provided that defendant would not operate the business or use the real estate for any purpose other than as a golf course for a period of (eight) years from the closing date."
The lawsuit also says that Brinkley wasn't seeking the full market value for the golf course and that the country club's membership was more interested in seeing the golf course improved.
The country club entered into the contract for sale on Aug. 21, 2007. As part of the agreement, the county club conveyed all of its assets to Brinkley. In exchange, Brinkley would pay $120,000 in debt obligations owed to the Bank of Monticello.
The plaintiffs are seeking a halt of the sale, plus court costs.
No further update other than that the course remains closed.
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