Save Pinellas Green Space: Three Seminole-area golf communities join forces to preserve land, prevent redevelopment. Link to the story: Pinellas County, Florida
North Port clears path for redeveloping former Golf & Country Club
Possum Trot Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, North Carolina to close
By Rob Blomquist - January 21, 2019 at 12:17 PM EST
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - After 51 years of operation, Possum Trot Golf Course in North Myrtle Beach is expected to close later this year.
Possum Trot general manager George Gore says the property’s owner does not plan to renew the lease on the course, which runs out on September 30.
The course, originally designed by Russell Breeden, has been in Gore’s family since 1981. Gore says his father ran the course until he passed away just a couple years ago. Another of Gore’s golf courses, Heather Glen, closed in November 2017.
“Golfers are aging out and younger people are not picking it up,” says Gore.
He says his family has seen how the sport has changed. Gore says in the 80s and 90s, business was really good, but now things are different.
“Golf is a losing business. If someone can find a way out, they’re going to get out,” says Gore.
Stoneybrook West Golf Club in The Orlando, FL Area Abruptly Closes
Check out the Stoneybrook West story here: https://www.orangeobserver.com/article/stoneybrook-west-golf-club-closes-abruptly
Tuscan, AZ Mess: Golf Club at Vistoso remains closed amid competing bids
Estimated $40,000 per green to rehabilitate this closed golf course in Tuscan, Arizona.
Read more about this here.
How Many Of These Ohio Golf Courses Will Be Paved Over?
Read more about this story in the Columbus Dispatch.
Las Vegas May Lead The Way Solving The Closing Golf Course Dilemmas
A must-read article: Developers tee off amid mass closure of U.S. golf courses
Golf course troubles in Alberta. Residential values at stake but some neighbors are not quite so concerned.
Check out the artivle in Chat News Today about the failing Riverview Golf Club in Redcliff, Alberta.
“I think you’re talking 10 or 20 thousand dollars that it could affect a home on its value,” says the president of the Medicine Hat, Alberta real estate board.
An interesting comment from a golf course neighbor, “I think that it might have affected the properties values a little bit,” says a resident. “On one hand it’s property values and on the other people who live along the golf course no longer have golf balls and golfers in their backyards.”
Read the story via this link: Riverview Golf Course
Keep An Eye On This Temple Terrace (Florida) Story
The Terrace Hill Golf Club is slated to become a 308-unit gated apartment complex by Wisconsin based developer, Continental Properties. Currently owned by Florida College, the neighbors are disappointed in the news and plan to put up a fight to save the nearby-Tampa golf course. Here is a link to the WFLA News Channel 8 story.
Homeowners On The Warpath Against a Goliath Over Closing Of A Golf Course
Here you can find a video to the golf course sudden closing.
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