The remote, walking-only course hasn't had an easy run. Though founder Rupert O'Neal put on a brave face, even talking about building a second 18, Ballyneal has sold only about 100 memberships, fewer than half of its projected 250. Its sole secured lender, owed $1.7 million, filed for foreclosure in November. The course will go to auction on March 7.
In an interesting twist, that secured lender is Colorado computer executive John C. Curlander, brother-in-law to Rupert O'Neal.
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