HOA, condo & co-op Golf Community Updates (Jan 2019)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities The common theme in this months golf course news: a homeowner has little to no control over the future of the centerpiece of the community. And, if homeowners want to retain a playable course or pristine green views, they’d better be willing to pay for it.     Residents Upset Over “Barren” Legends Golf And Country Club By Asher Wildman Lake County PUBLISHED 8:54 AM EST Jan. 15, 2019 Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op Golf Community Updates (Jan 2019)

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HOA, condo & co-op Golf Community Updates (Nov-Dec 2018)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Several new reports of golf course closures and plans for redevelopment. Easton Club, MD; Royal Oaks (TN); River Valley Ranch (CO); Vellano of Chino Hills (CA); St. Andrews (MS); Escondido Country Club (CA). Easton Club assoc. sues golf course owner (MD) Dec 14, 2018 The Star Democrat EASTON — The Easton Club Community Association and one of its members are asking a court to order Maryland Health Clubs LLC Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op Golf Community Updates (Nov-Dec 2018)

HOA, condo, coop Golf Community updates (Oct. 2018)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   In many golf communities, the course and Country Clubs are privately owned and managed. When the golf business stops making a profit for its owner, the land and related facilities are put on the market, in hopes of finding a willing buyer. However, there aren’t many buyers of golf courses these days. Often, a buyer is more likely to buy the land in order to build new homes Continue ReadingHOA, condo, coop Golf Community updates (Oct. 2018)

HOA, condo, coop Golf Community updates (Sept. 2018)

  When a golf course is closed, but no new development is on the horizon, nearby residents have to deal with tall grass and overgrown shrubs. Not only does it look awful, it also serves as a haven for snakes, rodents, and other pests.  Finally, after several years of complaints, County government decided to enact a mowing ordinance. But Palm Beach area homeowners and residents don’t think it will do much good.  County officials to Continue ReadingHOA, condo, coop Golf Community updates (Sept. 2018)