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The final rounds: Echo Farms Golf Course closing Sunday

Echo Farms Golf Course will close Sunday. (Source: WECT) Echo Farms Golf Course will close Sunday. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Time is running out for golfers to get in a last round at a beloved course. 

After more than 40 years, Echo Farms will close for good Sunday. 

This comes after a settlement was reached in a lawsuit filed by Echo Farms residents against the owner of the golf course.

The course opened in 1974 and was home to many golfing greats and loyal locals. 

A group of men who have been playing the course for over a decade got in one last round together Thursday. 

One man in particular, David Duffrin, has played there for 13 years. He estimates he has played around 2,000 rounds of golf on the Echo Farms course. 

They've always walked the course, never riding in carts and Thursday served as a walk down memory lane as they got in a final few putts together. 

"We figure this is probably our last get-together and some of us are playing at different golf courses so we decided to come here and celebrate the golf course and all the rounds that we've played here," Duffrin said. "A lot of the people we've played with over the years are not playing where I'm playing now. I guess our group has broken up." 

Echo Farms is hosting a goodbye party on Oct. 21 from 2-6 p.m. The Tour de Farm party will give everyone a chance to walk, run, or bike the course one last time. The putting green and driving range will be open. 

There will also be a low country boil.

Tickets are available here.

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