Legacy Golf Club closure leaves residents wondering what's next?


For some residents, the Legacy Golf Course is more than a legacy.

Marianne Lanuti has lived at Legacy Golf Course for 20 years. Like many other courses around the valley, the golf course closed down, but Legacy shut its doors without notice. Residents wonder what's next when it comes to their homes and the land that surrounds them.

"I love this walk, I love this community," said Lanuti said.

The property deed says this land must stay a golf course until that requirement expires in about 20 years.

Kirk Brynjulson was a developer on the golf course, now he calls the area his home. Brynjulson said the property owners didn't give them an understanding of what their plan is or an understanding of what they wanted to negotiate. For him, future plans may fall on deaf ears. He also said the golf course should not change from the original plan established within the deed when the area was built.

The deed still has another 20 years before it expires from the plan that said it must be maintained as a golf course.

New property owner's say there's been a lot of speculation since they bought the property. Spokesperson Elizabeth Trosper sent out a statement on behalf of the new owners:

“Effective July 4, 2017, The Legacy Golf Club was sold to a consortium of local businessmen, who immediately closed the golf course and clubhouse due to massive financial losses, increased operating costs and declining revenue over the past several years".

Since this time, there has been much speculation from both the public and the media. The trustees of the properties are reviewing areas of opportunity with these parcels of land and are vetting a variety of development proposals.

Over the next 60-90 days, the representing trustees of the properties will continue open communications with City of Henderson officials and will begin timely discussions with the neighboring businesses and residents. It is their intent to create a planned use development that will be enjoyed by neighboring homeowners and provides uses that enhance the viability of the location.”

Now that doors are closed for business -- a chain link fence is up -- the city says it violates code. The city said the owners must remove it. Residents said there is another problem: grass and vegetation are already dying.

"I am really really saddened by what is happening to my home," said Lanuti.

The city of Henderson has checked twice on property upkeep, first last Saturday then on Tuesday.

City spokesperson David Cherry said the property owner could be cited for dead or dying vegetation -- but right now there is no definition of what that constitutes.

Cherry said the city of Henderson and the property owners have a meeting on Monday. During that time they will discuss the up-keep of the property and possible code violations.

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