Dwindling ranks of golfers handicap golf courses

Golf courses are in trouble, and Florida — which boasts more golf courses than any other state in the nation — could be hit the hardest. The latest to experience trouble is Scotland Yards Golf Club on U.S. 301 in Dade City. The bank that holds the mortgage on the course, First National Bank of Pasco, started foreclosure proceedings against the 100-acre course last month. However, course owner … [Read more...]

In Print: A day on the links? Or maybe a good book to read?

There has been a lot of bad news about golf courses lately, especially when it comes to places like Plantation Palms Golf Club in Land O' Lakes — and more recently, some financial issues at Scotland Yards in Dade City. But are golf courses on the way out? Or is this simply a correction in the market? "Golf was in its heyday 20 or 30 years ago, when that was the thing to do, both socially and … [Read more...]