A developer, SunCoast Properties, wants to combine the Shadow Lakes and Deer Ridge courses into one 18-hole course and bridge the properties with a senior housing project. A group of residents has formed an active “no re-zone” movement, but others seem resigned to the change as a reflection of the courses’ diminished use.
The owners of the two Brentwood, Calif. properties would merge two courses into one 18-hole layout and develop senior living facilities where golf holes and a clubhouse currently exist. Residents acknowledge that support has not been evident for two courses, with Shadow Lakes closing earlier this summer. But exploration of other uses for the holes that would be closed are being encouraged, including vineyards, playgrounds or walking trails.