Brewery owner aims to revive long-shuttered Jordan Point Golf Club

A brewery owner in Prince George is looking to bring the Jordan Point Golf Club back to life. (Mike Platania photos)

After sitting dormant for seven years, a local riverfront golf course may get a mulligan.

The former Jordan Point Golf Club at 1100 Jordan Point Road in Prince George County is being lined up for a reopening at the hands of Hani Atallah, co-owner of the neighboring Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers.

County records show that in July Atallah bought the 143-acre golf property for $3.5 million and he’s now seeking a special exemption permit to bring the club back to life. His plans for the property include hosting weddings and other events and adding biking trails, pickleball courts, a dog park, a pool and more to the property, per Atallah’s permit application.

When it comes to golf, Atallah’s application states that the plan is to focus on a driving range initially and later implement a 9-hole course.

Since selling in 2015, it doesn’t appear the property has been used for anything.

In his application, Atallah writes that “The purpose of this project is to reactivate a once-thriving, established country club.”

“We look to revitalize this location and give families and community members a place to enjoy the beauty of Prince George and Jordan Point,” the documents state.

The country club would be primarily for paid members, though some facilities would be open to the general public, Atallah’s application states.

The 143-acre golf course overlooks the James River in Prince George County. (Google Maps screenshot)

Located about five miles east of downtown Hopewell and overlooking a wide section of the James River, the club fell into foreclosure in 2015 amid dwindling membership numbers and a lack of profitability as an 18-hole course. Once it was no longer owned by the country club’s members, plans for a tree farm were floated for the land but it appears that never materialized.

Attalah opened the adjacent brewery and taproom last year as a satellite location for the Florida-based Holy Mackerel.

Attalah declined to comment for this story.

The Planning Commission of Prince George County is scheduled to hear the special exemption request at its next meeting on Oct. 27.

A brewery owner in Prince George is looking to bring the Jordan Point Golf Club back to life. (Mike Platania photos)

After sitting dormant for seven years, a local riverfront golf course may get a mulligan.

The former Jordan Point Golf Club at 1100 Jordan Point Road in Prince George County is being lined up for a reopening at the hands of Hani Atallah, co-owner of the neighboring Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers.

County records show that in July Atallah bought the 143-acre golf property for $3.5 million and he’s now seeking a special exemption permit to bring the club back to life. His plans for the property include hosting weddings and other events and adding biking trails, pickleball courts, a dog park, a pool and more to the property, per Atallah’s permit application.

When it comes to golf, Atallah’s application states that the plan is to focus on a driving range initially and later implement a 9-hole course.

Since selling in 2015, it doesn’t appear the property has been used for anything.

In his application, Atallah writes that “The purpose of this project is to reactivate a once-thriving, established country club.”

“We look to revitalize this location and give families and community members a place to enjoy the beauty of Prince George and Jordan Point,” the documents state.

The country club would be primarily for paid members, though some facilities would be open to the general public, Atallah’s application states.

The 143-acre golf course overlooks the James River in Prince George County. (Google Maps screenshot)

Located about five miles east of downtown Hopewell and overlooking a wide section of the James River, the club fell into foreclosure in 2015 amid dwindling membership numbers and a lack of profitability as an 18-hole course. Once it was no longer owned by the country club’s members, plans for a tree farm were floated for the land but it appears that never materialized.

Attalah opened the adjacent brewery and taproom last year as a satellite location for the Florida-based Holy Mackerel.

Attalah declined to comment for this story.

The Planning Commission of Prince George County is scheduled to hear the special exemption request at its next meeting on Oct. 27.

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Tom Stiles
Tom Stiles
2 months ago

Great Article Mike! It’s good to see that this land will be brought back to life!

Matt Merica
Matt Merica
2 months ago

Ooof – $3.5M and no plans for housing? That price seems steep. Awfully steep. Good luck getting dogs and pickle ballers to pay that note and taxes.

Rachel Jones
Rachel Jones
1 month ago
Reply to  Matt Merica

They already have Jordan on the James right there. They don’t need housing. This place was amazing when I was growing up. What a treasure to bring back. There are golf cart trails from the neighborhood and even has tunnels to drive under the road. You need to go check it out when it’s done.

Ed Christina
Ed Christina
2 months ago

Fingers crossed and best wishes, sounds like he has found uses more in line with the area than the golf course was.