STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) -- There were once high hopes to bring a new high end development to the Valley, but the property was left to rot and crumble; however, it may now have a shot at new life.
Staunton's Ingleside Resort is breaking ground to make itself more than just a golf course once again.
The resort has been a hillside fixture overlooking Route 11 since the 1920s and while the golf course is still a hit, the buildings are showing their age.
"This will be the new wedding and events center. Part of this will be a wedding garden," said Eric Cobb, the resort's golf pro.
The resort is now ready for some changes, which includes tearing out the abandoned pool and tennis courts to make room for a wedding pavilion.
You might even see a lot of the changes when you're just driving by on Route 11, especially when it comes to tearing down one building that used to be the old ballroom at Ingleside. That will become a driving range, something Cobb thinks will bring people from all over the Valley.
He hopes to have at least the driving range open by August, but that's not all to expect.
"This is phase one of a few more projects. So we're looking forward to the next 90 [days] as well as the coming years," said Cobb.
An exciting time, Cobb said as they try to transform Ingleside back into a hillside pride.
Cobb said both the new driving range and wedding pavilion should be up and running in the next 90 days.
He says they've already had 10 to 15 people call about booking the pavilion for weddings next year.
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