Tennis’s annual grass court championship venue Wimbledon finally got hold of the neighboring golf club it had eyes on for a long time. As per the reports, England’s Wimbledon Park will be shutting its golf course down after selling the Wimbledon Park Golf Club to the All England Lawn Tennis Club for 65 million pounds (approximately $81.5 million), according to The Guardian.
ALTEC had previously given out several offers but they were turned down, by Wimbledon Park Golf Club members, but this time they voted 82 percent in favor to take the deal.
Each member now eligible to a share of 85,000 pounds regardless of how they voted.
“The decision of the Wimbledon Park Golf Club members to vote in favor of the acquisition offer is a hugely significant moment for the AELTC and the Championships,” AELTC chairman Philip Brook said. “We have achieved what we set out to do many months ago in having certainty in our planning for the future.”
The 18 hole course will remain open through the end of 2021, marking a 123 years of existence.
Wimbledon 2019 is scheduled from Monday July 1 – Sunday July 14.