The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa, also known as the Waynesville Country Club, has been sold.
According to documents filed with the Haywood County Register of Deeds, the parcels that make up the golf course and resort — which total about 170 acres — were sold for a combined $8,900,500. The more expensive property was sold by Mountain Preservation, LLC, while the less expensive one was sold by grantors Bruce Alan Farmer, Kathlyn J. Phillip M., Renee Dean and Nancy L. Farmer.
According to public records, WGC Hospitality, LLC, the company that bought the property, is based out of Florence, South Carolina, but also has recently filed as a foreign LLC in North Carolina. The registered agent for the LLC is M. Grey Raines, a managing partner for Raines Co., which specializes in hospitality development, management and investment.
“We develop, operate, and own the world’s leading hotel brands, providing third-party management, asset management and construction management services for every step of the hotel investment cycle,” a blurb on the company’s website reads.
According to that website, Raines manages 19 hotels, has three under development and has a projected revenue of $80 million. In addition, the website notes that the company works with Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Choice Hotels, Intercontinental Hotels Group and Best Western. Recently the company launched “Woven by Raines,” which features boutique properties, including The Foundry Hotel in Asheville.
Raines Co. did not respond to a request for comment.