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Absolute Above $1,000,000 - "Hollow Creek Golf Club"

Championship 18-Hole Golf Course
174.65+/- Acres with Maintenance Facility & Practice Area
Spectacular Club House - 16,140 +/- Sq. Ft., Restaurant/Bar, Banquet Hall

Listing Details

Sold Price
Auction Date
Auction Time
12:00 PM
50 Glenbrook Drive, Middletown, MD, 21769
Frederick County
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To The Highest Bidder Above $1,000,000

Frederick County, MD

174.65± Acres ◆ Maintenance Facility ◆ Practice Area

16,140± Sq. Ft. ◆ Restaurant/Bar ◆ Banquet Hall


All Indoor and Outdoor Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment

Sale On Premises

Off Middletown Parkway
Middletown, Maryland 21769

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015
AT 12:00 NOON

Hollow Creek Golf Club was reportedly established and constructed in 2001, in the town of Middletown (a suburb of Frederick).  The $12,000,000 golf facility is located in the Glenbrook community, 3.3 miles south of I-70, bordering Old National Pike (ALT US-40), Middletown Parkway, Holter Road and Glenbrook Drive. "Glenbrook" is a Planned Unit Development (PUD), golf and residential community, located at the southwestern end of the town of Middletown.  Reportedly the community comprises a total of 344 attractive residences mostly constructed by NV Homes.  Approximately 204 of these homes are detached Colonial style residences ranging from 3,200 to 4,000 square feet.  The balance of the homes are three bedroom luxury townhomes.  Nearby are various commercial centers with retail stores, eateries, professional and service centers, etc.

The town of Historic Frederick is situated 10 minutes to the northeast.  Frederick has experienced a major renaissance over recent years and has become a premier  tourist destination.   The town features world renowned restaurants, quality shopping, vibrant night life and the flavor of yesteryear.

For more information on Frederick, visit: Visit Frederick and Frederick, Maryland

For more information on Middeltown, visit:  Town of Middletown

Visit the Hollow Creek Golf Club Website: Hollow Creek G.C.

This spectacular property comprises two parcels known as Parcel 221 (174.40 acres) and Parcel 223 (0.26 acres), in Tax Map 65, Grid 11 for a total of 174.66 acres, more or less.


  • The property features a Championship 18-Hole golf course designed by Rick Jacobson of Jacobson Golf Course Design, Inc, completed for play in 2002.  The par 72 golf course is 6,811 yards from the back tees with a slope of 139 and rating of 72.9.  Golf Card (PDF).  The bent grass greens are multi-tiered with California style construction and comprise approximately 7,000 square feet per green.   The greens have been extremely well maintained with a pace typically running in the 10-12 range on the stint meter.   There are mostly four to five separate tee boxes for each hole varying in shape and moderately elevated with mostly bent grass turf.  The fairways are gently rolling and well contoured, with a combination of bent grass and Poa turf varieties, comprising approximately 28 acres.  The roughs are a mix of native fescues, blue grass and rye, with some tall native grasses, comprising 35 acres, more or less.   There are a total of 67 greenside and fairway sand bunkers (6 were reportedly rebuilt in 2011).  Paved cart paths are tee to green throughout all 18 holes.  The irrigation system is fully automated, double row configuration of Rainbird brand equipment with approximately 900 heads.  Full coverage is throughout tees, fairways, greens and groomed areas of the rough.  The source of irrigation water consists of a large holding pond alongside the 18th hole, behind the clubhouse.  The pond is fed by surface runoff and supplemented with treated grey water by the Middletown sewerage treatment plant.   The water is distributed from a pond-side pump house via two 60 hp pumps.  There are no drought restrictions from the water supplied by the town of Middletown.  Note: The golf course has also been set up for "foot golf".



  • Driving range features a line of synthetic tees, as well as a large natural grass area.  The practice area is off the rear side of the clubhouse.



  • Practice putting green - located in the front of the upper level of the clubhouse with close access to the 1st tee
  • Man-made lake alongside the 18th hole
  • Extensive landscaping, stone retaining walls, bridges and wet land areas
  • State of the art Clubhouse
  • Maintenance/Golf Cart storage building
  • Grill/pump house
  • 3 - Parking areas - over 180 lined parking spaces




Beautiful state of the art two story stone and stucco building comprising 16,139 square feet, more or less (according to SDAT tax records).  The building has a traditional interior with quality finishes, crown moldings in most areas, high ceilings, quality flooring and trim.  The building features a rear covered stone deck off the upper level with dramatic golf course views.   The lower level features a brick and stone patio with pergolas, fire pit and is able to accommodate approximately 150 patrons.



The interior is arranged as follows:

Upper Level -

  • Entry Hall - Mansard ceiling with chandelier, marble flooring, coat room, his and hers rest rooms



  • Reception Room (31' x 25') - Coffered ceiling, ornate marble surround gas fireplace
  • Ballroom (65' x 50') - Approximately 225 seating capacity, exposed beam ceiling, wall-to-wall carpeting, 8 - French glass doors and 2 - standard glass door walkouts to rear covered deck, 3 chandeliers



  • Kitchen (50' x 33') - fully equipped cooking area with stainless steel hood and ansul system, dishwashing area, service and storage areas, quarry tile flooring, walk-in refrigerator/freezer stainless steel unit (8' x 22'), loading dock on north side of the building, all equipment included (see list - coming soon)



Lower Level -

  • Golf Pro Shop (30' x 30') - built-in cabinetry and display cases, stocked with merchandise, Mansard ceiling, wall-to-wall carpeting, entrance from parking lot and two interior entrances, additional private office
  • "Valley Grill" Sports Bar and Restaurant (46' x 60') - built in 2011, the area has a front reception room and coat area, bar area with bar and back bar (fully equipped, granite countertops), large dining area with walkouts to rear patio, 21 wall mounted flat screen TVs, BeerBlast nitrogen glycine keg cooling system; approximately 110 restaurant dining capacity, quality metal tile flooring, ceiling fans



  • Kitchen (55' x 25') - service station area, cooking area and dishwashing areas, fully equipped, tile flooring, stainless steel hood and ansul system, exterior walkout, private office for bar, 2 storage rooms



  • Bridal Suite (54' x 19') - entry room, conference room, dressing room, shower room (2 showers) and interior access to Womans' rest room



  • Administrative Offices (21' x 15') - camera surveillance system for property
  • Mens' and Womens' Rest Rooms - granite countertops, ceramic tile flooring, quality cabinetry



Mechanical and Additional Features -

  • Multi-zoned HVAC system with gas forced hot air furnaces
  • Wet sprinklered fire protection system with pull-down fire alarms
  • Monitored security alarm system
  • Stereo system with speakers throughout
  • Heavy 3-phase electrical service

Free standing wood sided structure with seam metal roof comprising 7,680 square feet of first floor area, more or less.



Ground Level -

  • Front Maintenance Equipment Room - concrete flooring, 5 overhead bay doors
  • Front Shop Room - concrete flooring, overhead bay door, gas forced hot air furnace
  • Rear Golf Cart Room - reportedly housing 72 golf carts (all on lease), concrete flooring, 2 bay doors

Upper Level -

  • Lounge/Conference Room (53' x 17') - storage lockers
  • Office (25' x 17')
  • Office (16' x 13')
  • 2 - Rest Rooms (each with shower)


Stone and stucco detached structure off the rear of the clubhouse, adjacent to the driving range.


  • Main Level - snack bar for pre-prepared food with walk-up window service, outside covered grill area, rest room
  • Basement - pump house for irrigation system

The existing license is a 7-Day Class "C" Beer, Wine and Liquor License (License #11-CL-1165-CC), permitting the sale of beer, wine and liquor for consumption anywhere on the premises (indoor and outdoor) Monday through Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily and on Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. The existing liquor license is not transferable.  Application for a new license must be made with the  Liquor Board for Frederick County.   The next application period begins May 1, 2015.  Application must be made within 30 days. The Liquor Board has indicated a strong willingness to work with the new owner and is confident that the same type of license can be granted (as long as the applicant meets all the necessary criteria).

For questions about the liquor license and transfer procedures, contact the Frederick County Liquor Board, 12 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701- (301) 600-1156

Planned Unit Development - zoning district of the Town of Middletown.  By agreement, the property must be used as a golf course or the property may be reverted back to the town of Middletown.  Potential does exist for a portion of the property to be re-zoned along ALT US-40 for commercial development.   However, only preliminary discussions have been made with Frederick County and the town of Middletown.   The property is currently only zoned for it's current use.

For additional zoning information, please check with the Frederick County Office of Planning and Zoning  and the Middletown Zoning and Planning Office  (301-371-6171) for complete potential and permitted uses for the property.

Zoning Amendment (PDF)

In fee simple.  The properties are being sold free and clear of all liens and encumbrances.


  • Holter Road - Parcel 0221, Tax Map 0065, Grid 0011 - Account #03-164004 - Published annual real estate taxes for 2014-2015 are $45,467.32 (based on a full value tax assessment of $3,321,900).
  • Tobias Run - Parcel 0223, Tax Map 0065, Grid 0011 - Account #03-1640586 - Published annual real estate taxes for 2014-2015 are $1,1844.62 (based on a full value tax assessment of $85,300).  

Purchasers may petition for a reduction in the assessment of their property in conjunction with a purchase price substantially less than the currently assessed value of the property. Purchasers are encouraged to contact SDAT concerning the appeals process and may see the following link for helpful information: SDAT Appeal.

Available for inspection by 10:00 a.m. on the day of the auction or by appointment only.  Call 410-296-8440, or email

All real and personal property will be sold as an entirety only.  The allocation of the purchase price of the real property and personal property will be made in a manner favorable and agreeable to the buyer and the seller after the completion of the sale.

A $100,000 deposit payable by certified check or cashier's check, will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. The deposit shall be increased to 10% of the purchase price within 72 hours at the Auctioneer's office.  Balance to be paid in cash within 60 days.  If payment of the balance of the deposit and balance of the purchase price does not take place within the specified time, the deposit will be forfeited and the property may be resold at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser. All adjustments, including taxes, all other public charges and assessments payable on an annual basis, and sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if any, to be adjusted for the current year to date of settlement and assumed thereafter by the purchaser.  The property will be sold in "AS IS" condition, and subject to easements, agreements, restrictions or covenants of record affecting same, if any.  Purchaser assumes the risk of loss from the date of sale forward.  The purchaser waives and releases the Seller and the Auctioneers, and their respective agents, successors and assigns from any and all claims the purchaser and/or its successors and assigns may now have or may have in the future relating to the condition of the properties, including but not limited to the environmental condition thereof. If the Sellers are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser's sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit.  Upon refund of the deposit this sale shall be null and void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against the Seller or Auctioneers.  Recordation costs, transfer taxes and all costs incidental to settlement to be paid by the purchaser.  Time is of the essence.  It shall be the sole responsibility of the purchaser to obtain a new liquor license.  Personal property is subject to 6% Maryland Retail Sales Tax. The purchaser acknowledges that the property must maintain continued use as a golf course facility or the property may revert back to the Town of Middletown.  Time is of the essence.  No buyer’s premium.  The real property and the tangible personal property shall be sold free and clear of all liens.

All real and tangible personal property on the premises owned by Klein Golf Associates LLC at the property on the date of this Contract will be assigned to Buyer on the date of settlement.  It is expressly understood that the golf carts, copy machine in the office and soda dispensing systems are not included as part of the tangible personal property.  In addition, no food or liquor inventory is included.

Seller will continue to maintain the golf course, buildings, furniture, fixtures and equipment in a commercially reasonable manner.  The fairways will be mowed three times per week, the greens will be cut every other day and the roughs will be mowed once per week.  Seller will apply one application of chemicals to the greens prior to settlement.

Auction by order of:  Klein Golf Associates LLC