Kemper Lakes GC Files Suit Against Village, Developer

By | February 25, 2016

The Kildeer, Ill., property is suing the village and homebuilder Taylor Morrison over recently approved plans for a luxury home development that includes some of the golf course’s property. The club has filed a request for a temporary restraining order against the homebuilder to halt development, and argues that the plans would hurt the value of the golf course.


Esplanade G&CC Expands Amenities

By | April 9, 2015

The Lakewood Ranch, Fla., club is planning to build a Wellness Center with a fitness center and spa, a second outdoor swimming pool with a poolside bar and full-service restaurant, a permanent cart barn and an expanded parking lot. Construction will likely begin in May and take about a year to complete.


Taylor Morrison Drops Tides GC Development Plans

By | January 8, 2014

The homebuilder has decided to withdraw a proposal to build up to 170 homes on the Seminole, Fla., property in the wake of a report by county staff that cited environmental concerns, adverse impacts on the surrounding neighbors, and the loss of a large, undeveloped parcel as reasons for county commissioners to reject the plan. A bank foreclosed on the property in 2009 and has continued to operate it as a golf course.


Residents Fight Redevelopment of The Tides GC

By | July 29, 2013

A group of residents in Seminole, Fla., formed a group called “Save The Tides Golf Course,” in an effort to prevent the 72-hole golf course from being redeveloped by homebuilder Taylor Morrison. The group claims to have collected over 10,000 signatures to save the property, which is currently bank-owned by Wells Fargo.


Three Legs to Stand On

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Successful transitions to member ownership call for early, consistent and congenial coordination between developers, members and management staff. Here are the keys to effective turnovers-and the valuable lessons all properties can learn.