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Oro Valley residents working to keep Vistoso Golf Course

ORO VALLEY – The golf club at Vistoso has been closed for almost a month now and residents in the area are taking their frustrations to an HOA meeting Wednesday night. Some residents we talked to say they should have been notified a year ago when the HOA first learned that the golf course could be shut down.

"It used to be rated number one in Arizona. So it’s really sad," Debbie Drysdale Vistoso resident said.

Several homeowners that live near or on the Vistoso golf course are loosing what was once a prime view of the greens now turning brown.  The owners of the course notified the HOA board of the closure over a year ago but residents say they only found out a week before the water was getting shut off.

"The HOA said they knew nothing about it. So we exercised Arizona Statute 331805 which forces the HOA to provide us three years worth of written communication," Drysdale said.

In turn they received emails showing a partner of Romspen Investment Corporation that owns the golf course corresponding with the community manager at Vistoso asking her to hold a meeting with the board. 

"Homeowners feel like we lost a year not knowing about this," Drysdale said.

The current owners have turned off water to the fairways and closed up what was once a restaurant and golf club.

"Right now the big issue is the greens and they’ve agreed through July and possibly longer to maintain cutting the grass and watering the greens," Drysdale said.

If the water shuts off completely it could take a year to get the greens looking lush. In the mean time residents in the area are trying to figure out a way they can keep their golf course.

"Well in the last two weeks we’ve talked to numerous home owners around the course and there is a lot of interest in looking at creative ways to help a new owner be successful," Bill Sugars Vistoso resident said.

News 4 Tucson reached out to the Vistoso Community Manager but have not yet heard back.

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