Riverside, Coffin golf course assets to be sold at auction

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Riverside Golf Course’s assets will be auctioned off in early December prior to the 119-year-old course’s closure.

The city of Indianapolis plans to shut down Riverside Golf Course permanently at the end of this year as it moves forward with an expansion of Riverside Park.

Meanwhile, with Coffin Golf Course going under new management, some of its assets will be sold.

The changes are part of a repurposing taking place as Indy Parks grapples with the future of its 13 city-owned golf courses amid steady declines in revenue, less interest in the sport and millions of dollars of needed facility upgrades in coming years.

Indianapolis-based Key Auctioneers will conduct a series of auctions on behalf of the course operators early next month in which maintenance equipment, golf carts, course memorabilia and more will be sold.

The first auction is scheduled for Riverside Golf Course, 3502 N. White River Parkway W. Drive, at 10 a.m. Dec. 4. The auction will be held at the course and online.

Three others—online only—will follow:

  • At 10 a.m. on Dec. 5, driving range equipment, a ball machine, indoor driving nets, recording equipment, concession equipment and supplies from Riverside Golf Academy will be auctioned. The golf academy is also getting new management, which is bringing in its own equipment.
  • At 10 a.m. Dec. 6, golf carts, Coffin Golf Course Memorabilia, concession equipment, an ice maker and merchandise display racks will be auctioned.
  • At 10 a.m. Dec. 9, concession equipment, an ice maker, tables and chairs from the Riverside Club House will be sold.

Photos of the inventory are available online at keyauctioneers.com.

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