There's no turning back now. After a year of rumors and speculation on "what's next" for the property, a portion of The Jewel golf course in Grand Blanc is hitting the auction block.

We told you back in January that the new owners of The Jewel, Statewide Management, LLC., based out of Macomb Country, Michigan, had hinted at plans for the property. At that time Grand Blanc City officials had indicated that new owners have discussed changes including developing the north side of the existing property by omitting 9 holes of the playing course. In place of that, the company is planning to add 124 new single-family homes and condominiums.

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The plans do omit part of the once popular public golf course hasn't really set well with homeowners that had enjoyed having their homes situated on the course. In addition, since the property was sold, the condition of the course has become a topic of discussion since it's now basically an eyesore. The grounds have become overgrown and rundown, and there was still some hope that the course would be saved, but now it appears to be a done deal.

Bidding on the property opens on August 1 at 8 am with a soft close on August 6 at 4 pm according to the listing.

As for the rest of The Jewel, original reports were that the new owners intended to keep the restaurant, known as Paddy McGee's Bar and Restaurant as part of their overall project as well as part of the course. As of now, both are sitting idle.

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