Grand Reopening of Colony West Country Club

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By: Sharon Aron Baron

Golfers rejoice.  The City of Tamarac and Colony West Country Club will be hosting a grand reopening ceremony complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony and refreshments on Saturday, January 18 at 8:15 a.m.

Purchased by the City of Tamarac for $3 million in a short sale in 2011, the course closed last August after the Rack family who had owned it, was unable to to make future lease payments.  The city has spent several months looking for a reputable management company and hired Billy Casper Golf out of Virginia, who was chosen out of a pool of over 30 applicants.

After the ribbon cutting ceremony, there will be a special shotgun start with contests for the longest drive, putting, and closest to the pin.  Both the Glades course and Champions course will be open, however space is limited on the Champions course, so it is suggested that reservations are made early.  The restaurant will be open and there will be opening day prices for food and drinks.

Special one-day only course prices: Championship course – $30 and Glades course – $25. Call the pro shop at (954) 718-7061 or email

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident’s a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That’s why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.


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  • NamVet1971

    So, how long before we get our $3 million back? Do we get interest?

    • frankDDDD

      the purchase price was for the LAND so i suppose the return you are asking about would be calculated when the LAND is sold
      have you ever bought real estate ? it works the same way buying a golf course

  • Jose R Linares

    What other public projects were sacrificed in order to come up with the 3 Mil so that the few are benefitted with the golf course.? Ironically, public parks remain closed on Mondays for lack of funds! Election time is coming!

    • frankDDDD

      i guess you think its better that TAMARAC should be just another HIALEAH with no golf courses ?

  • sundoll

    I’m thrilled. To bad the people of Tamarac don’t support the course. Why don’t you build another shopping center?

    • frankDDDD

      people simply do not realize what a benefit it is financially and otherwise but that is generally the perception of a golf course overall to the public at large
      even a non-golfer could have a lunch or a beer overlooking the course from the glass-enclosed restaurants and the chili on friday and saturday was a special treat for years long before chipotle
      this course in general even has a solid history in golf circles and was golf digest listed and ranked as a top-50 public course to play in america for many years as the course architects were world reknown designers
      maybe the experienced professional touch of a billy casper golf management will shine it up and change peoples negative perceptions with innovative ideas for non-golfers alike

  • Billylauderdale

    In the 70s you could play after 4 with a cart for $5 !!

    Hopefully, it will become profitable for the city or eventually sold to private company.

    Tee em up

    • frankDDDD

      you might be thinking of someplace else because i don’t think colony west was in existence until 1986

  • frankDDDD

    i wonder if all the ancillary facilities are being utilized like the card rooms, the meeting rooms the ballroom, the restaurant and bar and i suppose i should at least try a sunday brunch if the restaurant is operational
    not that i would equate a golf course with a library or a museum for pure social benefit to a community, it really seemed the prior management was shortsighted in promoting community involvement and general acceptance of the whole facility – but as a few people at least have noticed a golf course is better than another shopping mall that ultimately becomes an abandonded eye-sore
    and how does it make sense that financially, a twenty-eight year family ownership owed MORE than the original purchase price plus improvements while getting an average of just under $60 per round and more for much of the time ?
    the city may have had to bail-out a mis-managed operation at a premium, maybe, but it is much better that it did NOT fall into the hands of a real estate developer = period

  • VIPgolfer

    VIPgolfer > Namvet1971
    Thank you for your service, BUT you are an Ahole

  • VIPgolfer

    VIPgolfer > JR Linares
    You can go sit next to Namvet1971, cuz you are an Ahole too.