The Britannia Golf Club bordering the North Sound will close at the end of August, Dart Realty announced Monday, saying it was “commercially unfeasible” to keep the nine-hole course open.
Dart bought the golf club along with the Grand Cayman Beach Suites hotel and the shell of the old Hyatt resort in May.
It immediately announced the planned closure of the Beach Suites, but has not yet revealed its long-term plans for any of the newly acquired properties on both sides of the Seven Mile strip.
Mark VanDevelde, CEO of Dart Enterprises, said in an emailed statement, “We have a vested interest in golf and Cayman’s golfing community as a major real estate developer and through our ownership of the North Sound Golf Club.
“We appreciate that golf is an important component of the island’s tourism product. We are taking a step back to re-evaluate the plans for the course, how the space will best suit the community and how to maximise integrating the land with Camana Bay.”
The developer said it is “actively working” with the 14 employees of the Britannia Golf Club to identify potential employment opportunities with the North Sound Golf Club, as well as Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, and some already have job offers.
According to the company statement, the last operating day of the Britannia Golf Club will be Aug. 31, after which the course, the Grand Cayman Beach Suites and its amenities and facilities will be closed.