— The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that the state is expected to announce a decision on whether to sell its 25,001-acre golf course at Ayr, Ala., in the coming weeks.
The Ayr Golf Course was built in 1930 and has become one of the state’s premier golf courses, with more than 1,000 courses in the state and in other states, and is home to several national and international golf courses.
More than 1.6 million people play golf every year in Alabama.
It was built with state funds, including $300 million from the Alabama Land Fund, which is used to build state parks and preserves.
A spokesman for the Alabama Department of Natural Resources told the AP that the decision would not be made until the department received the final environmental impact statement on the project.
Kay Ivey, a Republican, has long touted the value of the site, which hosts the state�s oldest golf course and has been a golf hotspot for generations.
President Donald Trump, a Trump supporter, visited the course in the 1970s and has made a point of visiting the course during his trips to the state.
Trump recently called it a �beautiful piece of land.�