The Bumble Bee Hollow Golf Center on Linglestown Road in Lower Paxton Township has been sold to Cumberland County-based REMA Golf LLC, according to a joint news release.
The purchase price was not disclosed.
“My business partner, Rhea Singsen, and I have been looking for a viable exit strategy for Bumble Bee Hollow for several years, but until now had not found a buyer that we felt comfortable turning the business over to,” Lorraine Klippel, the former owner and LPGA professional, said in a statement. “These guys not only have the interest, they have the business background and financial strength to step into our shoes and take our dream to the next level. Most of all, they are young and energetic and genuinely excited about the possibilities for growth at this location.”
Bumble Bee Hollow Golf Inc. owned and operated its original golf facility in Upper Allen Township from 1989 until 2007. That west operation was sold for residential development. The company also owns a family entertainment center in northern Dauphin County, which is currently listed by High Associates Ltd.
REMA Golf is owned by Jeremy Ellis and Brandon Rogers.
“It’s not often that a young company such as we are gets the opportunity to walk right into a successful business without having to go through all of the usual start-up issues,” Ellis said. “We feel fortunate that Lorraine and Rhea trust us to carry on their 24-year legacy of golf instruction and club fitting in Central PA.”
The new owners have an experienced PGA teaching professional in Bryan Flanagan, who will be part of the team at Bumble Bee Hollow. Klippel and her former head professional, Ron Jones, will be teaching and fitting clubs on a seasonal basis.
Klippel said she plans to continue to offer golf schools at Penn National Golf Club & Inn in Fayetteville between April and October.