FLORIDA – Sabal Trace closes its golf course

Herald-Tribune: Sabal Trace closes its golf course
By Christi Womack
May 19, 2015

NORTH PORT – Ambitious plans to turn a prominent South County golf course into a tourist destination featuring replicas of famous golf holes have come to a halt.

Notices posted on the door of Sabal Trace Golf & Country Club and on its website announced the closing effective May 12.

The 200 paid club members received notification via email, and more than 800 homeowners in neighborhoods adjacent to the property are wondering what will happen now to a place that in the 1970s was the North Port Country Club, the crown jewel of the city.

“Nobody around here or in government knows what’s going on at this point,” said former North Port Mayor Jim Blucher, a former golf club member who lives in the Villas of Sabal Trace.

Back in 2001, when there was a previous issue with course ownership, Blucher said the neighborhoods formed the Sabal Trace Homeowners Alliance. They are reconvening next week to talk about a course of action.  Read more:

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