As of July 2021 the course has not been sold. The owner refuses to sell to another golf course buyer whether it is to avoid competition for his other courses or because he can make 5-10 million more selling to a developer. Pulte Homes is the interested buyer currently.
The toxic chemicals that were used to treat the golf course many years ago are safely contained underground at this time. The only reason to clean up the chemicals is in order to build homes because disturbing the ground would release them.
Pebble Creek is a public course, as such they do not rely on memberships. The public pays as it plays and therefore will be charged higher rates. The amount of play by paying customers is what makes money for the course. This course is very well supported by the public and has had the busiest summer in three years. Threats of closure at any time made players skeptical of commiting to a membership plan. That along with the player loyalty card that Pebble Creek offers which gives the holder 15 to 20% off golf, merchandise and at the restaurant . There was also a discount after 3:00. Lack of maintenance was also a concern
This is not isolated to Pebble Creek, but a national trend, a sort of “golf course flopping scheme”. From Florida to Virginia to Nevada the story is the same. The golf course owner claims victimhood, saying they just can’t make it as a golf course. They let playing conditions deteriorate which kills their business. Following the script, they claim they are the only ones with declining memberships . Pebble Creek is part of a corporation that owns several courses, and a range including mini golf and batting cages. A sad story is often painted claiming that selling off for development is the only option with the knowledge that their property is not zoned for such. After trying to get the community’s sympathy, the owner and developer send
”confidence men” or ,con men , in to attempt appeasement of the residents often by offering minor amenities that are not guaranteed nor necessarily offered without charges. This trend continues as developers see this as a way of “piggybacking “ on the existing infrastructure saving them greatly reduced development costs, impact fees and taxes at the cost of our home values and peaceful way of life