Wilson Gee and his partners have reached an agreement to sell the Foothills golf course.

Gee declined to discuss the sale, citing a nondisclosure agreement he signed which remains in effect until the end of a 45-day escrow period and pending the closing of the deal. .

Gee had brought the 166-acre course to market earlier this year, along with The Duke, a course he and his partners own in Maricopa. The Foothills, built in 1988, was priced at $5 million and the sale included both the course and the clubhouse.

Gee said he pulled the 137-acre Duke from the market because the golf season was about to begin. This course had been priced at $8 million.

Multiple sources have said that if the Foothills deal goes through, it will be managed by Troon, the world’s largest golf course management company.

Troon also featured prominently in the sale earlier this month of the legendary Longbow Golf Club in Mesa for $8.95 million to the Thompson Golf Group of Gilbert, which owns three courses, each at Gilbert, Cave Creek and Minnesota.

In announcing the deal, Thompson said Troon would continue to manage Longbow, a 161.5-acre course with a nearly 3,000 square foot clubhouse and 5,000 square foot service garage. The course was built in 1997 and completely revamped in 2003.

Longbow Golf Club is also the centerpiece of Daedalus Real Estate Advisors’ 330-acre mixed-use development on Higley and McDowell roads which includes apartments, homes, a hotel, light industrial, commercial and ‘agritainment’ projects.

The course was built by the McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company and named to evoke the distance and precision of a medieval archer. The name was also adopted as the name of the Apache Longbow helicopter, manufactured by McDonnell Douglas at the factory later purchased by The Boeing Company across from the Longbow Business Park and Golf Club.

Gee still owns the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course, an 18-hole executive course set to fully reopen before the end of this month, and the Ahwatukee Country Club.

In an interview earlier this month, he told the AFN that the courses at Foothills and Ahwatukee County Club would remain in use for golf. Gee also owned the Club West golf course, but closed it in 2016, saying he could not afford the high cost of drinking water in the city to irrigate it.

He eventually sold the Club West course to The Edge, a group of four men who had been trying to restore it for golf if they could sell parts of it to a home builder. The Edge has yet to disclose its plans for this site due to a dispute that has lasted for most of its time in ownership.

Designed by Tom Weiskoph and Jay Moorish, the Foothills Golf Course has been rated 4 stars by Golf Digest Places to Play and “weaves through a very upscale desert layout combined with a flavor of links, less the extreme runs than the golfers often associate with desert designs,” according to his listing on Loopnet.com.

The announcement also touted the “allure and challenge” of the site, noting that the clubhouse includes a 160-seat theater, professional shop, dining room and spacious patios and views of South Mountain “and an aesthetic quality that makes a round here memorable – as evidenced by the beautiful postcard-quality backgrounds behind the greens and tees.”