UMSL offered historic golf course
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The University of Missouri-St. Louis campus could get room to grow soon if university officials decide to purchase a neighboring golf course.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the university has been offered an option to buy Normandie Golf Club. No decision has been made. UMSL spokesman Bob Samples says university officials are discussing how to move forward.
Purchase of the 118-acre golf course that sits to the southwest of UMSL in the town of Bel-Nor would significantly expand the 350-acre campus.
Bel-Nor village Chairman Kevin Buchek says the golf course is an historic landmark and a big part of the community.
It isn't clear if UMSL would keep it as a golf course or use the land for other purposes.