Alliance intends to appeal golf course proposal at Crook Point

Written by Jane Stebbins, Pilot staff writer April 27, 2013 12:24 am

Oregon Shores and the Oregon Coast Alliance have again submitted notices of intent to appeal Curry County’s approval of the tentative master plan for Crook Point Golf Course.

The Crook family of Pistol River and Brookings developer Leroy Blodgett introduced their idea of a $44 million destination golf resort in May 2009.

Blodgett, of Eagle Two Development Co., is the consultant to the Crook Family LLC, which hopes to develop the resort on 200 of the 2,800 acres of land the family owns south of Pistol River. The resort would be adjacent to Crook Point south of Pistol River, halfway between Brookings and Gold Beach.

The resort will feature a 9- and 18-hole golf course, a golf shop, golf lodge, spa lodge and interpretive center. It plans 175 overnight lodging units, owner and employee housing and an equestrian center.

Construction of it has been delayed for years due to appeals to the state Land Use Board of Appeals, primarily by environmentalists concerned about the proximity of it to wetlands, avian and estuary locations.

Blodgett said he didn’t know what the two groups intended to appeal, but it could only be one of four issues of which they’ve appealed before.

The environmental groups had 21 days from the filing of the intent to compile the record of the proposed golf course  — and it’s already asked for a two-week extension  — and send it to LUBA. LUBA has 21 days in which to examine it; the Crook family has another three weeks to respond to that.