VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Signature at West Neck Golf Course was as soon as an Arnold Palmer course, bringing a sure status with it.
In the present day, the course is closed and has was an eyesore in an in any other case upscale group, neighbors say. The course is roofed with weeds and lifeless grass. Neighbors say the brand new proprietor is not sustaining it.
“Nothing’s been accomplished. The golf course is a multitude,” stated Tom Luckman, whose residence used to look out onto the par 4 third gap. “This golf course was often called essentially the most well-maintained golf course within the space.”
The course abruptly closed in 2019 with a Fb submit saying, “We’re hopeful that the golf course will reopen very quickly,” however that by no means occurred.
The course is now owned by an entity referred to as WC Capital LLC, in accordance with metropolis data. Resulting from legal guidelines in different states, neighbors say the true proprietor of WC Capital has been in a position to stay nameless, though there are theories as to whom the proprietor is. Neighbors directed Information 3 to a chapter lawyer who has represented WC Capital previously, however the lawyer did not reply to a request for remark.
One other neighbor, Natalie Volsky, grew up within the neighborhood and not too long ago determined to purchase a house that backs as much as the course.
“We all know after we purchased the home that the golf course was in limbo, however the piece that we did not know was that it was going to cease receiving any consideration, any TLC, and look the best way it does,” stated Volsky.
The town stated there’s not a lot they’ll do as a result of it is personal property, however a code enforcement official instructed Information 3 a current inspection discovered grass in spots to be larger than 10 inches, a violation. On Friday, somebody was mowing a part of the course.
“It is an enormous eyesore. It’s totally disappointing to drive into a ravishing neighborhood and simply have the weeds and bushes and lifeless grass, flowers in all places and completely unkempt,” stated Volsky.
The neighbors settle for they cannot pressure WC Capital to reopen the property as a golf course, however suppose the course might no less than be maintained so it isn’t an eyesore.
“We despatched a letter to WC Capital for them to keep up the golf course in accordance with our group requirements,” stated Luckman. “What occurs from that, we do not know.”