South Florida, land of the early bird, shuffleboard courts–and golf. Maybe no longer. Pretty soon, there might not be a public golf course to be found.
Lennar Corp. doesn't just have the Ocean Breeze Golf Club, a 27-hole course in Boca Raton, on its radar. The Miami-based home building giant is also sent a letter to Mayor Susan Haynie, saying it's interested in paying $28 million for the Boca Raton municipal course, according to The Sun Sentinel's Paul Owers and Emily Miller. The offer is contingent of approval of 400 homes on the site.
City spokeswoman Chrissy Gibson said the letter is under review, "but there is no action being taken presently."
Owers and Miller point out that if Lennar were to buy the course, it would have ramifications in the community, though golf is declining in popularity and builders see courses as a solution to land shortages.
"It's tough to find a golf program for my 7-year-old son without leaving the city," Boca Councilman Jeremy Rodgers said. "It's almost laughable considering Boca is known for its golf."