Richard Abshire is on vacation. Colleague Emily Fox provides this update.
The Shores golf course was closed Tuesday and its owner filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy according to a press release from the city of Rockwall that cited Dallas court filings.
In the release, City Manager Julie Couch said the closing and bankruptcy were unexpected. She said that Rockwall had been working with several possible buyers of the course and that those efforts would continue.
Rockwall had recently notified IRI Golf Group that the contract leasing land to them was cancelled. The situation was related to the upkeep — or lack thereof — of the golf course. Complaints from Shores’ homeowners and golfers about the condition of the course were frequent.
Portions of the golf course are on land owned by the city of Dallas, which entered into various agreements with Rockwall and the club owners. The lease regulated the back nine holes and portions of another four. The remaining course and clubhouse are on private land.