Pssst…Wanna Buy GM's Jersey Golf Course?

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The General Motors Garage Sale is in full effect, with the bankrupt behemoth selling off all random and peripheral properties and businesses it’s acquired over the last 100 years.

For sale currently are such thrilling items as a parking lot in Flint, Michigan and a self-polluted stretch of land bordering the St Lawrence River that poisoned and deformed a generation of Mohawk natives so that the classic Chevy Corvair could hit the roads in the 1950’s.

But the prize asset of the GM Garage Sale is, hands down, the Hyatt Hills Golf Complex in Clark, New Jersey.  This is a 9 hole “Gem” of a course located less than 30 convenient miles away from Paramus, and only 18 minutes from the slums of Newark.

The course was built on the site of a 1930’s-era GM door handle factory.  Players on the Hyatt Hills course are treated to spectacular views of abutting railroad tracks and clusters of telephone poles.

There is also an 18 hole miniature golf course, as well as a pro shop stocked with Bon Jovi polo shirts and Springsteen head covers for your favorite driver.

Also, be sure to make reservations at either Birdie’s Grill or the more formal Lana’s, which the 2005 Zagat survey called “undiscovered” and Food & Wine called “in existence”.

If owning a 9 hole golf course in southern NJ has been a lifelong dream of yours, here’s your chance!  Contact GM’s innumerable army of restructuring and bankruptcy attorneys today about how you can submit a bid!

Sources:

GM Plans Garage Sale (Bloomberg)

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  4. Tyler commented on Jul 06

    This is the kind of stuff that feeds into the negative NJ stereotype. Obviously you did no research for this piece besides seeing that the course is in New Jersey and google image searching the layout, as you don’t even know what part of NJ it’s in. And despite its 15 miles from an inner city (to which Liberty National is far closer, by the way), the course is in a very nice area and is fine facility. I assume you didn’t enjoy it when you played it, hence your expert criticism of the course and sarcastic quotation of “gem”? Oh, you haven’t?

    I’m all for making fun of anything GM- or NJ-related, but if you’re going to bash a place, at least have your facts straight, instead of making stuff up that your trusting readers will take as fact.

    TRB: It sounds as though you aren’t overly familiar with the tone of my work on this site…In no way, shape or form do I intend any insult to New Jersey or it’s residents (many of whom I count as friends). In these dark times, I feel that sometimes a laugh is more important than the stridency and accuracy required for more tradional journalism (which I do not currently engage in).

    Thanks for the feedback.

  5. Tyler commented on Jul 06

    This is the kind of stuff that feeds into the negative NJ stereotype. Obviously you did no research for this piece besides seeing that the course is in New Jersey and google image searching the layout, as you don’t even know what part of NJ it’s in. And despite its 15 miles from an inner city (to which Liberty National is far closer, by the way), the course is in a very nice area and is fine facility. I assume you didn’t enjoy it when you played it, hence your expert criticism of the course and sarcastic quotation of “gem”? Oh, you haven’t?

    I’m all for making fun of anything GM- or NJ-related, but if you’re going to bash a place, at least have your facts straight, instead of making stuff up that your trusting readers will take as fact.

    TRB: It sounds as though you aren’t overly familiar with the tone of my work on this site…In no way, shape or form do I intend any insult to New Jersey or it’s residents (many of whom I count as friends). In these dark times, I feel that sometimes a laugh is more important than the stridency and accuracy required for more tradional journalism (which I do not currently engage in).

    Thanks for the feedback.

  6. Tyler commented on Jul 06

    This is the kind of stuff that feeds into the negative NJ stereotype. Obviously you did no research for this piece besides seeing that the course is in New Jersey and google image searching the layout, as you don’t even know what part of NJ it’s in. And despite its 15 miles from an inner city (to which Liberty National is far closer, by the way), the course is in a very nice area and is fine facility. I assume you didn’t enjoy it when you played it, hence your expert criticism of the course and sarcastic quotation of “gem”? Oh, you haven’t?

    I’m all for making fun of anything GM- or NJ-related, but if you’re going to bash a place, at least have your facts straight, instead of making stuff up that your trusting readers will take as fact.

    TRB: It sounds as though you aren’t overly familiar with the tone of my work on this site…In no way, shape or form do I intend any insult to New Jersey or it’s residents (many of whom I count as friends). In these dark times, I feel that sometimes a laugh is more important than the stridency and accuracy required for more tradional journalism (which I do not currently engage in).

    Thanks for the feedback.