Fallbrook Golf Course is in escrow (to close in less than 30 days) 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.
In the deal on the table, Fallbrook Golf Course will go to seed and weeds, just like what is happening now at San Luis Rey Downs, and then "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, 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.
It's not just about golfing and fun at the Clubhouse. Just a few years ago, Fallbrook Golf Course was a Southern California gem. With your help, it can be again! SaveFallbrookGolfCourse.comPhoto: Teresa Platt, 2012
We need YOU! Please join us:
Sat, Jan 30, 3 PM, at the Fallbrook Library to learn about this issue.
Mark your calendars! Join us in February to share your concerns with our elected leaders at the Fallbrook Community Planning Group meeting, Mon, Feb 15, 7 PM, Live Oak School.