The new 18-hole layout at the Lakewood Ranch, Fla. property will be designed by Chris Wilczynski, his second for the club. Construction is scheduled for 2019 with a course opening in 2020. The 31,000-acre master-planned community developed by Taylor Morrison is on land that was originally owned by a brewing-company family and has been used…
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.
A list compiled by the National Association of Home Builders found that only elevators were less desirable than golf courses for new home-buyers. “Just shoot me if I ever mention developing another golf-course community,” an unidentified real estate developer in Southwest Florida said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Burnt orange” stone, cowhide seats and Longhorn butter pats are just some of the special touches that help the University of Texas Golf Club’s new clubhouse complete the creation of a spirited and distinctive property. On the day after Christmas in 2007, workers returned from a holiday break to begin the final month of construction…