The price Missouri City is paying to purchase the former Quail Valley Country Club from golf-course speculator Mark Voltmann’s Renaissance Golf Group was adjusted from $3.1 million up to $7.4 million last week — 2 years after the city acquired the 390-acre property by eminent domain, and one day before a dispute over the price was set to go to trial. Renaissance claimed the property was worth about $14 million, but at the time of the sale it was listed for $6.59 million by the appraisal district.
Renaissance’s plans to rezone a 17.5-acre portion of the site to allow for a development of 54 Ryland Homes homesites were rejected by the city’s planning and zoning commission in 2006.
Two 18-hole courses are open for business at the club, but Missouri City has plans for an unused 9-hole course on the property:
The 150-acre area is being turned into a traditional park with hike and bike trails, as well as canoeing and kayaking. Funds to create the passive park were also included in [a] 2008 bond election.
A nine-hole par-three course no longer in use is someday expected to be utilized as a First Tee program for at-risk young people.
- Missouri City claims Quail Valley Country Club [Houston Business Journal]
- Missouri City purchases golf course in settlement [Houston Chronicle]
- Missouri City trying to link up with Quail Valley golf course [Houston Business Journal]
- Previously on Swamplot: Stuck in Those Neighborhood Sand Traps, Missouri City Poised To Take Over Quail Valley Country Club by Eminent Domain
Photo: Quail Valley Golf Course