Developers hope to restore Binks Forest in Florida to former glory

Released on = April 26, 2007, 11:32 am

Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications

Industry = Media

Press Release Summary = Developers hope to restore Binks Forest to former glory.
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Press Release Body = By Tim McDonald,
National Golf Editor,
Golf Publisher Syndications

Binks Forest in Wellington was on its way to becoming a major South Florida golf
course when it fell victim to ownership and financial issues. Now, Aquila Property
Co. and Kemper Sports have teamed up to renovate and manage the course. Plans call
for a 90-unit residential golf community.

(April 24, 2007) - You\'ve heard about Pebble Beach, Augusta National, Pinehurst and
all those other famous golf courses that host some of the country\'s major

But, how much do you hear about the courses that might have been great, but for some
reason bit the dust?

By all accounts, Binks Forest in Wellington, Fla., while not in the above class, was
on its way to becoming a major Florida golf course, unique in South Florida because
it actually played through a real forest, so scarce in the area.

It was the first Johnny Miller signature design in America, and hosted a major PGA
event in its first season (1990) when the PGA Tour Team Championship was held there.
Golf Digest ranked it in its top 75 public golf courses in the country.

But, Binks Forest fell victim to a tangle of ownership and financial issues and
reached a low point when U.S. marshals showed up one day in 2002 to close it.
Employees were left without paychecks, contractors went unpaid and some members lost
their dues.

The course sat neglected for years, its fairways a jumble of weeds, the ritzy
clubhouse boarded up against vandals, while, on the other side of the street,
half-million dollar homes overlook the mess.

Now, a real estate investment company is in the process of restoring Binks Forest.

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April 25, 2007
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