By Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic
The Villa de Paz Golf Course has been closed since 2018 and the grass is dead. The golf course owner wants to redevelop the land with single-family homes.
Can neighbors demand that a golf course — once a staple of the community but now dried up and shut down — remain a golf course?
It’s a question that’s plagued golf-course neighborhoods around metro Phoenix, especially as operating a golf course has become less profitable than the alternative: Redeveloping the course into dozens or sometimes hundreds of new homes.