Some neighbors fume as developers eye Phoenix golf courses to build houses

The Raven

The Raven

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents The Raven)

By Brenna Goth | The Republic

When Tanis Earle moved across the street from the Raven Golf Club in south Phoenix more than a decade ago, she thought the course would always be her neighbor.

The rural feeling of 162 acres of grass and trees convinced her to spend time and money remodeling a home there, Earle said. So when developers proposed turning half of the 18 holes into houses, she feared her investment would be lost.

The course owner dropped those plans Wednesday, following community and city opposition, said Jordan Rose, the attorney representing the company. But several golf courses throughout Phoenix still face uncertainty as developers eye the land for new uses.