Hampshire Country Club has reached a deal on selling its 108-acre property and the town and village of Mamaroneck wasn’t the winning bidder.
A formal announcement of the sale is expected to come soon.
The private club in the affluent Orienta neighborhood along the shore closed in December because of declining membership. The 108-acre property has a marketed price tag of $14.9 million. The town and village have expressed interest in a joint purchase of the property but have gotten their bid rejected.
Club president Stan Brettschneider declined to comment. Town and village officials said they were not aware a sale had been reached but were aware the club was more interested in competing offers.
“We heard they are working with someone that bid on the project but I don’t know if there’s been a closing or there’s still talks with another party,” town administrator Stephen Altieri said. “They have not called us back.”
He emphasized he is not aware a deal had been reached.
“I know obviously our bid was not selected, but I don’t know whether they have selected someone and if so where they are with that,” he said.
The club since its closure has been a frequent target for vandalism. Club officials have said in the past they wanted to move sooner rather than later on a deal to keep the property intact. That’s probably the main strike against the municipalities, which would have had to conduct hearings and take other steps for any property purchase.