Feb 17, 2014 7:07 PM

King's Deer golf course shuts down

There are some angry golfers and homeowners in the Monument area.

The Kings Deer golf course and club is shutting down. It's the second course to close it's doors in northern El Paso County in the past year.

Kings Deer golf course is normally a popular place to hit the links, but the only ones playing through these days are the geese. Based on the equipment that's still inside the clubhouse, the shut down happened in a hurry.

James Moschgat lives right next to the club house. "We absolutely had no indication this was going to happen what so ever," said Moschgat.

For golfers showing up to tee off there was a sign on the door saying the course was closed. Others received emails saying it had been foreclosed on.

We tried to track down the owner by phone and by going to his multiple addresses, but never found him or found out what happen.

To golfers like 13-year-old Ashlee Sample they're not too worried about why; they just want to golf, and to a wanna be pro, its a big loss.

"My sister and I just ride our bikes up there. Its pretty easy to ride up and practice so I'm really sad," said Sample.

Golfers aren't the only ones upset about losing the golf course, many of the people who live in the area are worried about their property values.

"That was one of the reasons we bought here. So I think I share sentiment of almost everybody in the community that we're very worried about our property values," said Moschgat.

And considering the market just now started turning around for a lot of the area home owners the timing couldn't be worse and for some more than others.

"Anybody that's trying to sell right now and there's constant turnover here so anybody trying to sell the uncertainty will be a big factor," said Moschgat.

And its that uncertainty that has many residents preparing for a special HOA meeting on Tuesday night where the big questions will likely be "what happened and what happens now?"

The informational meeting is Tuesday night at Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church starting at 7.

Kings Deer joins Gleneagle Golf Course which shut down last year. They cited the economic issues related to the cost to water and dwindling golfer support.



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