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Just five days after a notice of closure appeared on the Deer Ridge Golf Club’s front doors, the Brentwood course ceased operations Sunday, Sept. 8.

“As far as the ownership is concerned, it is permanently closed,” said Joe Dahlstrom, chief operating officer at Paradigm Golf Group, a golf course management and consulting company contracted in 2014 to manage the Deer Ridge and Shadow Lakes courses. “There is no alternative plan.”

The course was part of a controversial plan proposed last year by SunCoast Golf, Inc., the owners of both the Deer Ridge and Shadow Lakes courses. The plan called for the two courses to be consolidated into a single, 18-hole facility, and for two age-restricted or memory-care facilities — up to three stories tall and totaling 560 units — be built on 32 acres of closed holes, in close proximity to existing single-family homes. Many residents in the Shadow Lakes and Deer Ridge communities vehemently opposed the plan, believing the changes could increase traffic, exacerbate the strain on city and fire services, decrease property values and diminish their quality of life.

— Tony Kukulich, Kyle Szymanski, Brentwood’s Deer Ridge golf course closes for good, The Press.