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Southampton gets its caddyshack on with $6.5M golf course development rights

September 21, 2016 06:12PM

Southampton Golf Range at 668 County Road 39

Southampton Golf Range at 668 County Road 39

It’s been quite the shopping spree for Southampton. In addition to the park land on Moses Lane, the town recently purchased a “recreational easement” on the Southampton Golf Range on County Road 39 for $6.5 million, 27East reported. This means that town officials now have control over what fees the golf course charges in order to keep prices affordable, as well as the types of recreational activities permitted on the 13-acre property. “It’s an affordable recreational opportunity for the entire community,” Jay Schneiderman, town supervisor, told the paper. “Basically, what you see is what you’ll get.” The owner of the land is Will Hansen, whose family purchased it in 1957. Under the agreement, 80 percent of the course will remain open space. [27East] — Cathaleen Chen