The Fallbrook Golf Course is under threat  and needs YOU
 to save it  from becoming another San Luis Rey Downs!
A lonely golf bag stands sentry over what was once the beautiful San Luis Rey Downs Golf Course.  
Is Fallbrook Golf Course in historic Gird Valley next?                                               Photo: Joan McConnell  
What can you do TODAY to help save Fallbrook Golf course?  Follow the links below to the recent press coverage, four articles. 

Submit your comments online ASAP! 

As reported in The San Diego Union Tribune

[Teresa] Platt said the citizens group is planning to attend the Feb. 15 meeting of the Fallbrook Community Planning Group to let them know "we're mobilized, we're awake, and we're worried."
"New management for the golf course is absolutely welcome," she said. "They'd see enormous support from us. But if they're coming to get a land-use change and go through the permitting process, they're going to get pushback."
So have your say! Submit your comments online at the end of the articles in 
The Village News and at the end of t his insightful DC commentary on the nonsensical federal policy pushing all this. 

Comment at the end of Ken Leighton's excellent  San Diego Reader  article. 

Share your thoughts on  The San Diego Union Tribune  article by Bob Pickard.  Note that this article confirms that the neighbors' suspicions were correct -- that the owner has planned all along on selling all or part of the F allbrook Golf Course to a mitigation land 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. There is no timeline for successful conversion to wetlands so this sorry state of affairs could continue for many, many years, even a decade or more. 

Even worse, Fallbrook Golf Course's current owner admitted to The San Diego Union Tribune that he has a birds eye view from his house over the San Luis Rey Downs Golf Course disaster but he planned to repeat it in Fallbrook anyway! Seriously, you need to comment! 
A fading memory, the San Luis Rey Downs Golf Course in Bonsall. 
Don't let this happen in beautiful Grid Valley in Fallbrook!   Photo: Joan McConnell

I n 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. T hen "mitigation land credits" will be sold to Big Government agencies (YOUR tax dollars) and Big Developers to release them from culpability for damage to wetlands in North San Diego County. 

Since most of these mitigation land credits are sold to Big Government agencies -- which use your unlimited tax dollars to buy them -- we now have a gold rush in San Diego County, with such land selling for an average of $380,000 per acre

It is estimated that land that was once farmed for tomatoes in the San Luis Rey River Valley will yield as much as $500,000 an acre! With these sort of numbers being thrown about, one has to wonder if we'll have any farms, vineyards, golf courses or nurseries left in San Diego in a few years!

If Fallbrook Golf Course follows the same fate as the 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 once-scenic Gird Road, a weedy fire hazard in the middle of residential development. 

PLEASE! Submit your comments online at the end of the articles listed above TODAY! 
Thank you! 

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!  Photo: Teresa Platt, 2012
A BIG THANK YOU to Fallbrook for showing up in force at the Fallbrook Library meeting on Saturday where we all began learning about the threats to life in Gird Valley!

Please mark your calendars: Fallbrook Community Planning Group Meeting, 
Monday, February 15th, 
7 PM, Live Oak School, 1978 Reche Road. 

Thank you for your support and spread the word!