Developer proposes about 300 homes for former Matanzas Golf Course in Palm Coast

Article Courtesy of  The Palm Coast Observer

By Brian McMillan

Published October 30, 2019


A developer has ambitions to build about 300 single-family homes on parts of what used to be the Matanzas Golf Course.

The 277-acre property is scattered on several parcels stretching from U.S. 1 to Lakeview Boulevard, all north of Matanzas Woods Parkway. Commercial and office space is proposed for the land fronting U.S. 1; most of the homes are proposed for land along or at the north end of Lakeview. One or two homeowners associations could be created to maintain the roads associated with the new clusters of homes.

A recreation area is proposed for the northern intersection of Lakeview Boulevard and London Drive.

The application was submitted Oct. 17 by developer Alex Ustilovsky, who also is building American Village, off Pritchard Drive in Palm Coast. City staff is reviewing plans. The land is already zoned for a master planned development, but there is no agreement for the proposal yet.


The developer’s intention is to avoid negatively impacting current residents’ views, according to a source familiar with the plans.

A neighborhood meeting will be scheduled sometime in November, and the project will go before the Palm Coast Planning and Land Development Review Board on Dec. 18, to entertain the proposal.

The golf course has been dormant since it closed in 2007 and has changed ownership multiple times since then. Ustilovsky bought it earlier this year; he had the overgrown fairways mowed and had the old clubhouse demolished on the property.