Seminole County is considering purchasing 2 golf courses

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Seminole County is considering purchasing 2 golf courses

Seminole County near the purchase of 2 golf courses

Seminole County is considering purchasing two golf courses: the Wekiva Golf Club and the former Deer Run Country Club. Wekiva would remain a golf course, but Deer Run has a new future ahead of it.

Seminole County is considering purchasing two golf courses: the Wekiva Golf Club and the former Deer Run Country Club. Wekiva would remain a golf course, but Deer Run has a new future ahead of it.

Dozens of acres of land lie behind the creepy scrub of the former Deer Run Country Club. It’s the land that Seminole County’s commissioners want to turn into a park. This is good news for those who live nearby.

“Unlike a developer, this is an opportunity for people not only in Deer Run but also only in Seminole County to have extra space for recreation and gatherings. I think it’s great, ”said Dale Ascough, who lives near the former course in Casselberry.

There were signs of concern. Neighbors say they are concerned that the current owners will build apartments on the land.

“They talked about building lots of homes that would have really hampered traffic in and out of the neighborhood,” said Mike Tracy of Casselberry.

“We go every day, sometimes twice a day, and we were hoping they’d put some trails in here,” said Casselberry’s Cyndi Ascough.

Hiking trails are also part of the district’s plan, as are pickleball courts and a fishing pier. It’s a nice facelift after Deer Run closed two years ago.

“I didn’t know they were able to actually close until the surprise, it just happened.”

Commissioners say Wekiva would remain a golf course as the nearly 50-year-old links are still active and making profits.

It’s not finished yet, but the county is making progress on the project. Commissioners say it would cost about $ 14 million to buy both courses. With their permission, Deer Run neighbors can pay an annual fee to cover expenses.

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