Fallbrook Golf Course is in escrow (to close mid-February) possibly transferring all or part of our beautiful course to a "mitigation" bank. If you want to know what this process entails, just look south to Bonsall where thousands of angry and disgusted neighbors bear witness to the tragic demise of San Luis Rey Downs Golf Course, now the San Luis Rey Downs Weed Patch and Garbage Dump.
Read all about it in the San Diego Reader: '"Fallbrook Golf Course headed for the rough? Nearby residents fear potential sale will lead to abysmal conditions," by Ken Leighton, Jan. 26, 2016.
A fading memory, the San Luis Rey Downs Golf Course in Bonsall.
Don't let this happen in beautiful Grid Valley in Fallbrook! SaveFallbrookGolfCourse.comPhoto: Joan McConnell
If all or part of Fallbrook Golf Course is moving into a mitigation bank, it will be fallowed and go to seed and weeds, just like what is happening now at San Luis Rey Downs. Eventually "mitigation credits" will be sold to Big Government agencies and Big Developers to release them from culpability for damage to wetlands in North San Diego County. Mitigation tax credits related to the expansion of Highway 76 are estimated to sell for $150,000 to $500,000 per acre!
There is no timeline for successful conversion to wetlands so this sorry state of affairs could continue for many, many years.
If Fallbrook Golf Course follows the same fate as San Luis Rey Downs Golf Course, Fallbrook residents will suffer negatively impacted views, decimated property values, a vastly diminished tax base and fewer recreational and job opportunities. Historic Gird Valley will host an eyesore along Gird Road, a weedy fire hazard in the middle of residential development.