FLORIDA – Since this golf course went brown, it’s battled ATVs, burglars, and snakes
Article Courtesy of The Miami Herald
By Monique O. Madan
Published February 28, 2017
Wayne Rosen, a well-known developer of upscale homes, kept his promise — well, one of them.
After not getting the rezoning he requested last year to build single-family homes in an industrial area, Rosen — who had vowed to let Homestead’s Keys Gate Golf Course “go brown” — has not relented.
True to his word, the golf course today is indeed brown. But it’s not just a matter of dead grass.
Piles of tree branches and trash have overtaken tee boxes. Ponds and water hazards are surrounded by knee-deep grass. Once-emerald fairways are now filled with weeds and sand. Dilapidated bathrooms with collapsed roofs are adorned with yellow police tape. Since the course closed, city officials have dealt with nuisances like slithering pythons, zooming ATV drivers and several burglaries. Read more: