What does Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Plantation really need?

By: September 5, 2018

Honours Golf, a division of Troon has been selected to manage Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Plantation, a semi-private club located southwest of Jacksonville in Orange Park, Florida.

Honours Golf will manage all aspects of Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Planation’s golf operations, including agronomy, retail, food and beverage, and golf-related sales and marketing.

Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Plantation

Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Plantation is an East-West Communities developed master-planned community comprised of approximately 1,300 homes providing resort-style golf and family living adjacent to the Jennings State Forest.

The community offers:

  • an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Clyde Johnston (the par-72 course is an open links-style design that winds its way through southern pine and palmetto palm trees);
  • a kid’s club;
  • full gymnasium;
  • an aquatic center;
  • an expansive tennis center;
  • hiking and biking trails;
  • fitness center;
  • amphitheater;
  • lake house;
  • and village store.

The clubhouse and amenities have just undergone a $1.4 million renovation.

In these days it is a big dilemma for many golf clubs where are old clubhouses whether to renovate or build a new clubhouse that is compliant with current codes, safety, life expectancy, and operating standards.

If they decide to renovate the clubhouse, then they still have to find out whether the clubhouse architecture is good enough to be renovated.

I found an interesting rule of thumb for deciding on renovation or building a new clubhouse from McMahon Group: when the cost to renovate approaches or exceeds 70% of the cost to construct a new clubhouse, the new clubhouse must be given serious consideration.

McMahon Group said that the renovation of a 50+-year old clubhouse has got much shorter life expectancy than a new clubhouse building (80 years). So it will be tricky to find financing loans.