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Troutman Sanders Closes Sale of Copper River Country Club


SAN DIEGO – Copper River Country Club has been leased with the sale of certain assets and inventories to Bellagio Road LLC, a company known for its almost 40 years of creating successes in the country club industry. The Troutman Sanders team advising Copper River’s owners, the Tatham family, on the transaction was led by partner Michael Whitton (Real Estate) with support from Real Estate associates Lile Benaicha, Monique Lashbrook and Molly Scott.

Copper River Country Club, located in Fresno, California, is known for its 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course designed by renowned golf course architect David W. Pfaff, its award-winning tennis facility and premiere hospitality and service to its members.

Initially a direct sale, the parties agreed on a seven-year lease with the sale of certain assets and inventories to the tenant/buyer at closing, with an Option to Purchase the entire club within six years.

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