Poxabogue Golf Course, affectionately referred to Pox by regulars, will be come the sole property of the Town of Southampton. East Hampton Town Board voted to sell its fifty percent stake in Poxabogue Golf Course earlier this month. The nine-hole course, located in Sagaponack, has been at the center of municipal and legal issues for nearly a decade.
The East Hampton Press reported that the East Hampton Town Board voted sell off its portion of the jointly owned golf facility in order to avoid additional interest payments. Opened in 1962 Pox is situated on 40 acres of prime East End real estate. The municipal takeover, at a cost of $6.5 million in 2004, was approved in an effort to stave off development on the property. Newsday reports East Hampton’s town board by Supervisor Bill Wilkinson has been assured that East Hampton residents would be treated the same way that Southampton residents are after the sale.