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United Auburn Indian Community buys Whitney Oaks

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The United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC) announced Thursday the purchase of Whitney Oaks Golf Club in Rocklin. 

"This was a great opportunity for us to acquire and preserve one of the finest golf courses in the region," said David Keyser, Chairman of UAIC in a statement. "The UAIC is committed to working with the stable workforce at Whitney Oaks and continue to provide unparalleled service to our valued customers."

According to a release, the UAIC says the golf course will continue to be a public golf destination and that the transition of ownership will be smooth.

The United Auburn Indian Community has immediate plans to upgrade the fleet of golf carts, as well as purchase new equipment to make course maintenance more energy and cost efficient. The community will also hire a private design firm to assist in minor remodeling. The UAIC said it wants the club to get a fresh feel while maintaining the traditional golf atmosphere.

Whitney Oaks maintains a staff of 68, but employs as many as 75 during peak season. Whitney Oaks Passport Golf Passes will still be available for purchase and agreements with current pass holders will be honored in full.

For more information on Whitney Oaks Golf Club go to www.whitneyoaksgolf.com.

~ Staff report