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Paul Ivice, Special to TCPalm Published 12:49 p.m. ET July 21, 2017 | Updated 5:19 p.m. ET July 21, 2017
NORTH RIVER SHORES — A longtime Martin County resident who was high bidder Thursday for the North River Golf Club said owning the golf course he played as a youth “is a dream come true for me.”
Andres Castellanos, 35, bought the executive golf course, which opened in 1970 as Pine Lakes Golf Club, for $902,000, including the 10 percent buyer’s premium.
Castellanos and his wife, Lindsay, also a Stuart native, live with their two young daughters “down the street from the golf course,” he said.
“I have lived in North River Shores since 2007 and grew up playing the golf course,” Castellanos said. “I see a ton of potential in the property and want to re-establish it as an asset in the neighborhood.”
A Martin County High School graduate, Castellanos earned a degree in marketing from the University of Florida and worked four years as assistant golf professional at the Indian River Plantation, now the Hutchinson Island Beach Resort & Marina.
For the past 12 years, he and his father-in-law have owned and operated Safe & Sound Storage, which has two locations on the Treasure Coast.
Castellanos said he wants to add more excitement, enthusiasm and energy at the par-66 golf course, which typically is most attractive to senior and families with children, by expanding league play to include people of all ages.
He said he also plans to begin improving the course and facilities, such as replanting the tees and greens by next year, improving drainage in a few areas and broadening the clubhouse menu.
Stuart-based auctioneer Elliot Paul said Castellanos “is a nice young man who really wants to do wonderful things with this golf course.”
Paul said 13 people provided the $50,000 cashier’s check to register to bid, but three participated in the bidding.
To those who might have been interested in buying the 71-acre property for some other use, Paul said he suggested they not bid, noting the developer, Laine Rinker, used the golf course to offset density requirements for the surrounding neighborhood, and Martin County Commission more recently affirmed that in a resolution.