Historic Collab Celebrating Black History Month - Farley & Ferry Realty Inc and Pomona Golf Course Offer Unique Investment Opportunity

Dated: February 20 2024

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Galloway, NJ - As Black History Month unfolds, Pomona Golf Course stands as a beacon of pride and resilience, representing a remarkable piece of history. Today, we are thrilled to announce that the current owners of Pomona Golf Course are prepared to pass the torch of this distinguished establishment, ensuring the continuation of its legacy. In a unique and timely collaboration, Farley & Ferry Realty Inc, is pleased to announce the listing of the historic Pomona Golf Course, founded by Sarah Spencer Washington, the first Black and women-owned golf course in New Jersey.

This significant offering aligns with the celebration of Black History Month and sets the stage for International Women's Month.

A Visionary Beginning:
The story of Pomona Golf & Country Club began with Sara Spencer Washington, a trailblazing local African American entrepreneur, and founder of Apex Beauty Products Company. Madame Washington has been called one of the most important business executives in the black community. She was honored at the 1939 New York World's Fair as one of the "Most Distinguished Businesswomen". She was also an active member of the Atlantic City Board of Trade.

She was also dedicated to her local community. Madame Washington founded a nursing home - Apex Rest - for the elderly in Atlantic City, and, after encountering discrimination at the local golf course, she established her own for people of all races to enjoy a round of golf.
In the late 1930s, she purchased tracts of land in Pomona, New Jersey, establishing Apex Farm and Apex Rest. Fueled by a commitment to inclusivity, she designed and built Apex Golf Course in the late 1940s, opening its doors to individuals of all races, creeds, nationalities, and economic statuses.
After Madame Washington's passing in 1953, the course underwent changes, being sold and renamed Sandale Country Club. It operated under this name until 1970.

A New Chapter: The Truitt Legacy:
In 1970, the course and surrounding property found new stewards in local agriculturalists Vernon and Regina Truitt. After meticulous efforts, including planting over 400 trees, rebuilding every green and tee box, and refurbishing the clubhouse, the course re-emerged as Pomona Golf Course. For five decades, Vernon Truitt dedicated himself to cultivating both the land and the business. After the passing of Vern and Jeanne, the course remained in the family and now they are ready to hand over the torch to carry the legacy.

The Pomona Golf Course Today

The Pomona Golf Course, a 9-hole executive length public course nestled in the heart of the Pine Barrens. The course offers a surprising challenge for golfers and demands strategic course management. On-site amenities include a natural, all-grass driving range and a 3800 square foot clubhouse featuring a bar and restaurant. The restaurant, after a transformative appearance on Restaurant Impossible, boasts an updated bar and kitchen, seating up to 54 people, a new patio area, and an enticing new menu. A club liquor license is in place, restricting alcohol service to members only.

Key Property Features:
- 76.45 acres encompassing the golf course and 34 additional lots surroundings
- Various zoning designations, including golf course, agricultural, and R5
- Centrally located near Stockton Campus, Atlantic City Airport, and Garden State Parkway
- Transportation on the greens facilitated by a new fleet of leased Club Cars

Investment Highlights
This unique offering by Farley & Ferry Realty presents an exceptional investment opportunity, combining historical significance with growth potential. The property not only includes the renowned Pomona Golf Course but also features additional lots for possible development. The strategic location, proximity to major transportation hubs, and the diverse zoning options make it a versatile investment for potential investors.

The collaboration between Farley & Ferry Realty and Pomona Golf Course signifies the convergence of two enduring legacies. Pomona Golf Course, with its rich history now finds representation in a brokerage that shares a commitment to preserving and honoring the heritage of the community.

"When the Truitt family entrusted the sale of their beloved golf course to Farley & Ferry Realty, it sparked a profound sense of pride and mission within my team. The responsibility of finding the best potential new owners is viewed not just as a transaction but as a continuation of the legacy and community spirit that both Pomona Golf Course and Farley & Ferry Realty embody." Mary Lou Ferry Wimmer, broker, owner of Farley & Ferry Realty

For specific details and an executive summary, interested parties are encouraged to reach out to the listing broker, Mary Lou Ferry Wimmer (609-289-1139) at Farley & Ferry Realty Inc. The brokerage welcomes inquiries and is prepared to guide potential investors through this exceptional opportunity. Click to see more of the listing: https://myre.io/065Y1i57Dkls

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