GENOA, Nev. — The Genoa Lakes Golf Resort will close on Oct. 1 unless owner Mario Antoci finds a buyer.
Director of Catering Marie Stokes announced at the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce luncheon last Wednesday that the northern course will close.
She said Antoci is in talks with a handful of buyers. If the golf course sells, she said the new owner will determine the course’s future. Stokes said both Genoa courses have been for sale for years. The southern course will continue to operate as it has.
Homes and lots in projects surrounding the resort course are owned by other companies. Antoci said the announcement has generated some activity on the part of potential buyers.
“It would be a shame, because that beautiful golf course would go back to sagebrush,” he said.
Antoci is the president, treasurer and secretary of MDA Enterprises, which owns both Genoa Lakes courses. The Genoa Lakes Golf Resort course was designed by Johnny Miller and Harbottle, the company’s Web site said. The company owns 564 acres between the two courses, according to the Douglas County Assessor’s Web site.
The northern course, located on the former Harvey’s Ranch, was first approved in 1995. At the time of the approval it was owned by Ron Simek, who named it the Little Mondeaux.
Antoci’s company purchased the southern golf course in November 2000, according to the Douglas County Recorder’s Web site. He was the former chairman and chief executive officer of American Savings Bank.
The company acquired the northern course on March 31, 2005.
Genoa Lakes is on the site of Sierra Creek Ranch, north of Nevada’s oldest settlement. The 220-home development and golf course was approved in 1992.