The Sarasota, Fla. property has two championship golf courses, designed by Gary Player and Rees Jones, and a 45,000-sq. ft. clubhouse that was recently renovated completely, inside and out, through an eight-month project.
The member-owned White Plains, N.Y. club has been up for sale for several months and announced plans in June to lay off employees and close on September 30th. The property’s zoning allows residential development, but it is possible that at least a tennis club operation would be retained.
A coalition of neighbors had sued the village of Mamaroneck, N.Y.’s zoning appeals board for granting a special-use permit to the club, claiming that evidence about traffic, parking, noise and safety problems had been ignored. The suit was dismissed in 2015 and appellate judges found that enough evidence existed to justify both the board’s original decision and the dismissal.
The lawsuit, filed by the Mamaroneck Coastal Environment Coalition, sought to revoke a special permit that allows the Mamaroneck, N.Y., club to host a limited number of events such as golf outings and bar mitzvahs.
The new ownership of the Mamaroneck, N.Y. club wants to build a condo complex on two acres of the 116-acre property, but community opposition has led to a lawsuit. Adding the residential component is vital to the long-term viability of the club in the highly competitive New York metro market, advocates of the plan contend.
The Mamaroneck, N.Y., club is claiming the Board of Trustees violated its rights as a landowner by refusing to consider a zoning change that would allow proposals for condo units on the golf course.
An early-morning fire at the Dowagiac, Mich., club destroyed a storage building and the golf carts inside, while the clubhouse, which is not connected to that building, suffered some damage. Investigators have not yet determined a cause for the blaze, but they have not ruled out arson.
A Manhattan real estate firm has purchased Hampshire Country Club, Mamaroneck, N.J., for $12.1 million and plans to operate the property as a country club, reports The Journal News. The private club closed in December because of declining membership. The 108-acre property had a marketed price tag of $14.9 million. The town and village…