Oheka Castle owner in talks to turn property into golf course

Sources tell News 12 Donald Trump is in talks with Gary Melius to develop luxury condos at Oheka Castle.

Sources tell News 12 Donald Trump is in talks with Gary Melius to develop luxury condos at Oheka Castle. (4/5/16)

HUNTINGTON - The owner of Oheka Castle is in talks to turn the property over to PGA pro Jack Nicklaus to turn it into a golf course.

Members of the Cold Spring Country Club received a letter of intent highlighting the main points of the 99-year lease. Under the $20 million proposal, the golf course would be redesigned and the castle would be turned into a clubhouse, complete with locker rooms, dining facilities and a pro shop.

Oheka board members have already apparently agreed to some details of the deal from the Nicklaus-Gale Group. The board is still discussing the deal with Gary Melius, who currently owns Oheka Castle.

A project to build 190 condominiums at Oheka Castle was approved in 2012. Based on the letter received by Cold Spring Country Club members, the condos will still be built.

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