FLORIDA – Another golf course closes, leaving residents wondering what’s next

ORLANDO SENTINEL: Another golf course closes, leaving residents wondering what’s next
By Beth Kassab
November 13, 2014
Seems like this is starting to become an every day occurrence. Another golf course closed. This time Rock Springs Ridge in Apopka. Residents in the 900-home community are wondering what will happen next just as neighborhoods all over Central Florida who live on or near closed or failing courses are fighting to maintain some open space. Residents tell me the course shut down on Monday. No one is answering the phone at the club house. The course’s Web site says there are no tee times available today. But course owner Bob Dello Russo didn’t immediately return a message.Dello Russo’s Golf Group purchased five other struggling courses during the last decade at bargain prices: The Country Club of Mount Dora, Wekiva Golf Club in Longwood, the Country Club at Deer Run in Casselberry, Casselberry Golf Club and Twin River Golf Club in Oviedo.

“Now whenever anybody’s got a golf course in trouble, they call me,” Dello Russo told the Sentinel back in 2005 after he had acquired five courses.  Read more:

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