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


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.