Golf courses may be disappering into planned communities elsewhere, but in Westfield, Indiana, outside Indianapolis, the golf course community may stage a comeback. The Indianpolis Star reports:

Months after Westfield delayed a controversial plan to preserve about 3,000 acres of land from suburban development, Pulte Homes has filed a proposal to build a massive residential development along a golf course within the area.

Pulte has an option to buy the Wood Wind Golf Course at Towne Road and 161st Street. The builder wants to build 1,100 homes around the club over the next 15 years to create a golf-course community that would approach $500 million in value.

Pulte will introduce the proposal to the City Council at 7 p.m. Monday. Public comment will be taken Sept. 6 at the Plan Commission. No votes are scheduled.

Pulte also will hold open houses to talk about its plans at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 and Aug. 23 at the golf club's pavilion. Pulte officials are reaching out because they know the proposal may concern homeowners who live in an area where development has been contentious for more than a year.

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