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Plantation Palms golf club in Pasco reopens a week after closing

LAND O'LAKES — Golfers can once again tee off at Plantation Palms.

The owners of the 148-acre golf course reopened it on Friday, about a week after it closed suddenly.

"We got some money," said Jayson Ray, who has co-owned the course with Steve McDonald and Mitch Osceola since 2011.

Owners would not comment on the closing last week, and Ray would not say how the business obtained the cash to reopen. But he did say that his course, like others, have struggled in recent years.

"It's the economy," he said, adding that the Tampa Bay area has an overabundance of golf courses.

Records show that the company that owns the golf course, MJS Golf Group LLC, owes Pasco County $83,000 in back taxes on about 15 separate parcels since 2011. Steve Pitts, owner of Steve's World of Golf, pulled his pro shop out several months ago after it failed to collect $34,000 from MJS. Pitts, who sued MJS, said he hoped to work things out and reopen at Plantation Palms. As of Monday, he had not returned. Ray said MJS was operating its own pro shop for now.

The closing left some players scrambling, including the Land O'Lakes High School boys' golf team, which practices there.

But hours now will remain the same as before. The course will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, while the grill will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fees are $36 in the morning and $25 in the afternoons.

Plantation Palms golf club in Pasco reopens a week after closing 08/19/13 [Last modified: Monday, August 19, 2013 3:35pm]
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