Union Township approves country club expansion, gives women's golf team a home
Central Michigan's women's golf team will have a home when it begins competition in 2014-15.
Union Township’s Board of Trustees approved a special use permit for the Mount Pleasant Country Club on Wednesday in Union Hall.
The permit, which was reviewed by the Planning Commission, will expand the Mount Pleasant Country Club Driving Range and will include a structure to shelter players from poor weather, as well as paved, blacktop parking lots. The new facility will be used by the CMU women’s golf team through an agreement with the university, and will be available to the public when not in use by the team.
Woody Woodruff, Union Township’s zoning administrator, presented the documents to the Board of Trustees.
“The country club has had declining memberships and increasing costs,” Woodruff said. “Now it will be able to generate income through the deal with CMU.”
Woodruff said work on the project should begin in late spring or early fall of this year.