HENDERSON, NV — The residents of the Grand Legacy Community Association are trying to obtain a temporary restraining order (TRO) to fend off a new development of the closed Legacy Golf Club in the city of Henderson.
The motion filed on Tuesday, July 25, against the Par Excellence Drive Trust, LLC and other trusts listed on the sales deed that prohibits the owners — who include Georges Maalouf and Eddie Haddad — from redeveloping the said real estate for about 50 years.
“We felt that we had no choice, but to bring this suit and this matter into court,” said Tom Sarnelli, a board member of the Grand Legacy community association.
Sarnelli added that the association’s members don’t believe that the new owners have “any plans that will benefit us in any way, shape or form.”
“The very lifestyle that our residents are used to hangs in the balance like a loose tooth,” said Sarnelli.
The motion reads: “Upon further information and belief, defendants have stated they have no intention on operating a golf course and their only intention is to redevelop the golf course into a housing development.”
A spokeswoman for the new owners of the closed Legacy Golf Club disagreed the allegations Wednesday evening, July 26.
“The owners of Par Excellence Drive Trust, LLC have reviewed the documents and disagree with the allegations of the pleadings, and look forward to presenting their position to the court,” the spokeswoman, Elizabeth Trosper, said in a statement.
A hearing at the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Avenue in Las Vegas, Nevada before the District Judge Nancy Allf is scheduled for on Thursday, July 27.
The 177-acre real estate property is tagged under the public and semi-public category, meaning any alterations to the Legacy Golf Club’s 18-hole course zoning need ratification from the Henderson City Council.
The homeowners in the neighboring communities are beneficiaries of the deed restriction, according to the Grand Legacy association’s legal representative, Erika Pike Turner.
The protest alleges that since closing the Legacy Golf Club on July 4, the new group of owners have awfully reduced watering the golf course, causing the grass to dry up. Bushes and trees are also affected, and wildflowers have begun to cover the entire golf course, the statement reads. Additionally, the complaint claims that the water features have started to stagnate, developing a “public health threat.”