The Stark County, Ohio region has over 20 public golf courses, plus several private country clubs. If the owners of the Tam O’Shanter Golf Course in Canton get their wish, those numbers will drop by one.
They will be asking city leaders for permission to redevelop 62 acres, since they want out of the golf course business.
Plans call for commercial development on a section of the property (currently zoned residential), with the majority of the 225 acres being sold to Stark Parks, to be used as a passive park. About 20 acres would be donated to Jackson Township to be developed for athletic fields.
Tam O’Shanter has operated for over 80 years, with the first 18 holes opening in 1928, and the second 18 opening three years later.
“We don’t want to be in the business more than a few more years,” said Chuck Bennell, president of Tam O’Shanter Co.