Javier's Fresno West Golf Course has been sold. The land will become a farm.
Head Golf Pro Mike Torres says, “We’ve cut down and we’ve been cutting down just trying to squeeze every penny we could out and it came down to we had to sell it.”
It isn’t that the staff of eight employees is too costly or some shiny new golf course opened down the street from Javier’s Fresno West. The next nearest golf course is in Madera!
Loyal golfers out for one last round tell me this dream is drying up for some of the same reasons so many other once-green fields in the area are now brown.
Golfer David Ramirez says, “The water – it’s tough to keep it going with the water and the overhead cost of keeping it going is running it down.”
The new owner is expected to grow pistachios and cashews on the land – crops that can fetch a price that will keep the land green.
Torres says, “We’re family and we’re friends and a group – a tight family atmosphere.”
Ramirez says, “I’ve been coming here every Sunday. I’m going to miss it when it’s gone.”
Torres adds, “I wish them the best. I understand business is business.”