Golf course owner considering options after adverse court ruling

Ben Holt, president of Save the Lakes, walks his dog, Skye, in 2014 past a barbed wire-topped fence that cordons off a section of the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club. Residents living by the now- closed golf course said the fences make their backyards feel like "a prison yard." Photo by Kristen Hwang
Ben Holt, president of Save the Lakes, walks his dog, Skye, in 2014 past a barbed wire-topped fence that cordons off a section of the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club. Residents living by the now- closed golf course said the fences make their backyards feel like “a prison yard.” Photo by Kristen Hwang

Mike Sunnucks |Phoenix Business Journal

The real estate company that owns — and has wanted to redevelop — an Ahwatukee golf course is considering options after a recent court ruling adverse to its plans.

The Denver-based real estate firm has wanted to bring single-family homes and/or apartments to the course, which closed in 2013.

But some nearby residents oppose those plans. Two of them — Linda Swain and Eileen Breslin filed suit in Maricopa Superior Court arguing covenants, conditions and restrictions for the Ahwatukee Homeowners Association dictate the Lakes course must remain a golf course.

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