Controversies regarding whether or not HOAs should get involved with the purchase, operation or mandatory memberships in community golf courses is nothing new. Failing golf courses, not originally part of the HOA, are looking towards them for salvation. Pros and Cons associated with the proposed purchase of the Somersett Country Club have been discussed extensively in previous posts and comments on this website. However, none have taken an outside look at this issue. If one wishes to delve further into what others have experienced, SU suggests taking time to click on the following links:
Article: Economist – The Future of Golf
Article: “Why Should Others Pay For Golf Players’ Entertainment?”
Court Decision: Ruling in favor of plaintiffs against an HOA invalidating CC&R amendments that required mandatory membership and levy of fees associated with the local, formerly private, country club.
Article: Should Arrow Creek homeowners take risk of owning a golf course
Article: “Can Your HOA Make Club Membership Mandatory?”
Article: “Homeowner sues over plan to force Skyline resident to save country club”
Article: “Plan to save Skyline Country Club relies on non-member homeowners”