The Camarillo Springs Golf Course has been operating for nearly 50 years. Now, with the drought, the recession, El Nino and the current phase of the moon, the new owner of the course has decided that it is no longer “financially viable” as a golf course and may have to be converted to some other use.
Sound familiar? It should; the new owner, Cameleon Springs LLC, is headed by one Ronald Richards.
Owner says that between the drought, rising maintenance costs and fewer players, keeping the aging course open is no longer financially viable. Alternative uses are being sought.
It’s a familiar pattern. Read the article to see how similar this situation is to ours and other communities Mr. Richards has invaded.
It is very important that we keep organized and focused. Richards has not approached the city with any plans or proposals, but it is reasonable to assume that he will attempt to induce the city to rezone so he can build on the land he bought for twice the asking price.
Any development of the golf course–even a single house–will affect ALL of San Ramon, not just those 320 homes that are adjacent to the course. Spread the word among your neighbors and every other San Ramon resident you know. Get them to subscribe to the blog so they can stay informed and aware of any changes in the situation.