Article Courtesy of The Sun
By Lisa J. Huriash
Published May 21, 2017
Broward Circuit Court judge has handed the owner of Tamarac’s Woodmont Country
Club a legal victory, clearing the way for 152 houses to be built on the
now-closed golf course.
“It’s the right thing at the right time in the right community,” said Woodmont
owner Mark Schmidt. Developers “expect to be sold out very quickly.”
The 2012 lawsuit, settled and then revived in 2014, alleged Woodmont had a
contractual obligation to sell the home lots to developer Zaveco. But Broward
Circuit Judge Sandra Perlman ruled April 27 that Woodmont validly terminated its
Brent Baker, the southeast Florida division president for PulteGroup and
Schmidt’s new developer, said it will now be able to purchase the land next
month. He said construction on the model homes is expected to begin in October.
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The history of Woodmont Country Club's planned houses has been ongoing since
2006, when Schmidt’s initial plans were defeated.
The city supported a plan for fewer homes in 2014. Schmidt said this week that
the home prices will start in the low $400,000 and peak in the high $500,000,
and range from three to five bedrooms.
The bigger models — which range from 2,400 square feet to 3,000 square feet —
also have a study. The plans called for nine of the 18 holes on the Pines course
to be reopened. Schmidt said that the course is now “being watered” and will be
ready for play this fall.
The second course at Woodmont, the 18-hole Cypress championship course, will