New Mexico

Residents frustrated with lack of progress on old Las Cruces Country Club

Old Las Cruces Country Club now an...

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - The site of the old Las Cruces Country Club and golf course is unrecognizable, nearby residents calling it an "eyesore."

A property once green and lush now sits littered with debris, weeds and crumbling walls.

The country club closed its doors in 2011 when it moved to a different location. The land was then purchased by a private developer, Bob Pofhal, who opened to build a new hospital.

Neighbors say they haven't seen any progress on the land since late last year. "This hasn't lived up to the promise," Connie Potter said, adding a real-estate agent valued her home 20 percent less because of the construction.

"We all would love to see things happen faster. It’s a complicated project, very special, and it just takes time to put all the pieces together," Pofhal said Friday.

The developer told ABC-7 financing for the first phase of the project, nearly $100 million, is in place. "I would think (groundbreaking) will be sometime in the next several months at the latest," Pofhal said.


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