Attorneys cancelled a court hearing Wednesday on the battle between The Shores Golf Club and the city of Rockwall.
Attorney Stephen Niermann, who represents Shores Golf Club LP, said that the club had sought a restraining order in Rockwall’s 382nd District Court to keep the city from terminating an agreement that allows the club to use land near Lake Ray Hubbard that the city leases from Dallas. That land includes more than nine holes on the Shores golf course and termination of the agreement would render the course unplayable.
“We reached an agreement,” Niermann said. “The city is not going to prohibit play.”
According to Niermann, the city has given the club termination notice and the club disputes whether that notice met legal requirements, but the two sides have agreed not to proceed with any “self-help” measures — such as closing the course — for the time being. Either side can re-initiate action on the case after giving the other side 14 days notice.
City Manager Julie Couch confirmed that the city had agreed not to take any further action without giving notice, which made a hearing unnecessary.
The council will meet in executive session Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The agenda includes legal consultation but doesn’t specify the golf club case.