Susan Prisco, owner of Searsport Pines Golf Course on Mount Ephraim Road, announced recently that the property has been sold and the new owners will not be resuming operation as a golf course.

In a Facebook post to members, she said, “It is with mixed feelings that this post is made. As most of you are aware, the Searsport Pines property has been on the market for a while. It has been sold as of March 15.”

A letter announcing the developments at the golf course was sent out to all associated with the facility, thanking them for 15 years of support and loyalty while Prisco has operated the course.

“We have met so many great people here at Searsport Pines while making loads of pleasant memories during our time spent here,”  she said.

Prisco recognized Searsport District High School alumni in her Facebook post, saying that the “tournament helped so many promising students with scholarships, year after year.”

“A huge thank you also to all the various organizations that chose to host their events here. The Tozier's Family Market Thursday league will be sorely missed by so many people. Thank you to Dale Tozier and so many others for keeping this fun night going, year after year."

Prisco also thanked the “Monday Men's League” whose group played faithfully for years on Monday afternoons. “It was a great group of guys who had a friendly competition each week,” she said. “Thank you for playing each week (even in iffy weather) and relaxing at The Grille after your rounds.”

All members who have prepaid for the 2021 season are being reimbursed. According to Prisco, the checks were mailed out March 16. She also said those who have gift certificates with credit balances should mail them to her and she will refund the balance Send to Searsport Pines Golf Course, P.O. Box 86, Searsport, ME 04974 and include a return mailing address. For more information, call 548-2854.

“Thank you again for choosing to play Searsport Pines over the years,” Prisco said. “it was most appreciated!”

According to Bean Group Realtors, the 148-acre property sold for $570,000. The new owners, according to records filed with the Waldo County Registry of Deeds, are Mark Gorski of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and Ned Gorski of Rocky Hill, Connecticut.