Black Hills Mesa
BLACK HILLS MESA
Black Hills Mesa Ranch (formerly known as The Wyoming Club) is a 1,445-acre blank canvas of possibilities, potential uses and investment for a single owner, family syndicate, developer or private fund.
Purchased in 1998, the current ownership has invested millions of dollars in water wells, roads, grading, planning, permits and construction. The original vision was a world class golf development of estate homes centered around incredible topography, terrain, forests, cliffs, meadows, mesas and endless views.
Today, Black Hills Mesa, formerly known as The Wyoming Club, is poised and positioned to fulfill the dream of a new owner and/or investor in one of many different ways:
- Private Ranch with horses, cattle and wildlife
- Multi-family compound
- Investment / Conservation vehicle
- Public / Private Golf course and Housing Development (approved)
- Subdivide / Own / Enjoy / Enrich
- Private golf and ranch retreat for one or several individuals
This incredible property is multifaceted and easily accessed with amenities, technology and conveniences with secure privacy and luxurious living. Live, Love and Play in your own national park!
Keep it as it is Land Bank Invest Ranch - Enjoy Create a Generational Legacy
All interested parties and qualified persons should contact Icon Global Group as soon as possible via email or call 214.855.4000 to register for a bid package and for the stalking horse bid guidelines. Final offers are due on or before October 14, 2019**. (subject to change and advance)
There is something extraordinary about the American West. Told in books, television and movies, its stories have captivated our imaginations for decades. The beloved Western adventures have always depicted passion, bigger-than-life dreams and above all, true grit.
With those characteristics mind, the Weinreis family molded the property into a world-class hidden gem in the Black Hills of Wyoming. It is western elegance, defined.
This property is a slice of paradise, characterized by wide valleys surrounded by pine-covered slopes and capped by sandstone bedrock, which provides panoramic views as far as the eye can see.
The design, permitting, planning, zoning, wells, roads and initial construction are all completed to fulfill the Weinreis vision of implementing a luxurious, one-of-a-kind private or semi-private golf course amongst the stunning natural features of Wyoming.
The Weinreis Brothers are third generation cattle ranchers with an extensive agri-business conglomerate, which provides deep ties to the region. Since 1976, the seven brothers have owned and operated a multi-enterprise family business, the Weinreis Brothers Partnership.
Today, the partnership operates in five states and is comprised of interests in farming, ranching, cattle feeding, land development and commercial hunting operations.
The Weinreis family originally visited the land that is now the property in 1999 and instantly fell in love with the unspoiled beauty and native geological landscapes. They closed on the property within a couple months after first seeing it. Soon thereafter, with a shared passion for golf, they realized the unique topographies amongst the top of the towering bedrock would provide a magnificent setting for an inimitable golf course layout. This is where the dream was born and the Weinreis brothers set their sights on developing a PGA style golf course to one day become the focal feature of the property.
In 2008, the Weinreis Brothers assembled a group of well-respected associates with extensive expertise in land planning, site engineering, architecture, golf course design, owner and guest hospitality, interior design and estate law.
After two years of strategic background planning, the group began meeting with the appropriate city, county and state officials to secure the necessary permits for land use, zoning, roads and water and waste disposal. With all permits in place, work began in the spring of 2011 on road construction and well drilling, which were successfully completed in the summer of 2012.
In late 2015, the demanding and fluctuating nature of the cattle industry, the core business operations of the family subsequently required the sole attention of the brothers, placing their dream of the completed golf course and clubhouse on hold. However, with a significant portion of the heavy lifting already executed, their desire to finish what they started still burns bright. So much so that the Weinreis Brothers are willing to remain involved as a limited partner, should that appeal to the next owner or group of owners.
The property is comprised of distinctive land. Understanding and respect are commanded as the land speaks of nature and of history; it speaks of struggle and triumph. Each element influences how we see the land, how we live with it and how we use it. Understanding reveals the gift this land can offer. Respect preserves that gift for generations to come. Improvement provides use and joy for people far and wide. Combined, they form the spirit of the property.
The physical features that compose the property include the bedrock rim, which generally ranges from 5,356 to 5,450 high. The soil resulting from this underlying geology is comprised of Lakota, Sundance and Gypsum Spring formations. Specifically, the site is located along both sides of the Salt Creek drainage, flanked with rolling hills, hidden meadows and dramatic rim rock ledges.
The elevation change over the entire property is approximately 950, with the highest point at 5,659 along the primary ridgeline. This ridgeline runs alongside the eastern portion of the property, where the rolling hillside offers excellent views in all directions, particularly southward towards the Salt Creek and Beaver Creek corridors. The land was historically used as cattle and horse range with hay production and logging.
Golf Course Design
Designated for a setting over 1,000 feet above the valley, the Hills & Forrest championship course is expected to garner a top 100 rating from discerning golfers and experts upon completion.
Mindful of preserving the high meadows, pine forests and cliff facings, Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest were respectful of the natural landscape in their design. Weaving along the edges of the plateau, its fairways and greens reveal amazing views, while the absence of residences ensures those fortunate enough to play it that they enjoy golf in its purest form.
Landscapes Unlimited, which boasts a portfolio of nearly 1,800 golf centric construction, development, management and irrigation projects worldwide has performed multiple site visits to the property and has completed a conceptual start-up and operations program for the completion, maintenance and management of the course.
Some of the existing amenities include:
Hills & Forrest-designed eighteen-hole, championship-quality golf course; partially-completed, cleared for the balance of construction
Fully irrigated golf practice range
Olympic-style clay trap shooting park
Two-acre trout lake with running water tributary
2.2 miles of roads designed and graded to scale
600+ GPM water well
Two fully furnished 4,000 SQFT smart homes (not included in the list price)
Full service clubhouse
An indoor recreational facility
All Local, County and State of Wyoming required permits related to the approved development plan are completed. These include:
Weston County Planning and Zoning Board
Weston County Commissioners
Newcastle, Wyoming Planning Board
State of Wyoming Environmental Planning
Elk, mule deer, pronghorn antelope and turkey are the main species commonly seen within the property boundaries.
The property is located a short 6 miles north of Newcastle, Wyoming along highway 85 and highway 16 within Weston County. This property is ideally located to take advantage of the local amenities and attractions surrounding the Black Hills. Mondell Field Airport is positioned on the outskirts of Newcastle and can accommodate private aircraft with its 5,310 x 75 concrete runway.
The Rapid City, South Dakota Regional Airport is approximately 80 miles away with nonstop commercial flights to numerous large cities across the country.
This area offers a moderate summer climate with low humidity and averages high temperatures peaking in the mid 80s.
A substantial portion of the property is under agriculture exemption.
All owned minerals will convey with an acceptable offer. Contact broker for further details.
Documents Available Upon Pre-qualification:
Golf Course Design Package Arthur Hills & Steve Forrest
Gold Course Conceptual Start-Up and Operations Program Landscapes Unlimited
Private Unit Development Master Plan
Subdivision Improvement Agreement Weston County