State of the Golf Course
In 2004 Beaver Creek Land & Water LLC purchased the Beaver Creek Golf Course and Ranch House Restaurant. Later that year the company received rezoning approval from Yavapai County to carve out parcels from the course to sell separately for the construction of up to 150 condo units. The new owners expressed in writing through their lawyer that the sale of these parcels would be used to improve and support the golf course and restaurant operations. The improvement of the irrigation system and greens was to have begun in spring 2005. That did not happen, but the parcels were platted for condos in a subdivision called Villas at Beaver Creek which was accepted by Yavapai County.
Per state of Arizona statues, this subdivision was required to post a $1.3 million assurance bond with Yavapai County to cover the future infrastructure of the project. In November 2009, Yavapai County found that this bond had never been provided although the company had made at least several million dollars conveying many of those properties in bulk. Beaver Creek Land & Water LLC asked to be excused from providing that bond and to have a lesser amount ($300,000) posted in segments by various builders as construction occurred on the individual parcels. The Yavapai County Development Services Department recommended that the plat be abandoned and the zoning revoked due to the lack of the required bond.
On August 16, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors made a decision. The developers have six months to post the still required $1.3 million assurance bond and must also meet the nine required stipulations* made by the Board at the time of the rezoning. Chairman of the Board, Chip Davis requested that Beaver Creek residents report any land use violations on the condo and golf course parcels to the Yavapai County Land Use Unit. These include tall weeds, stagnant water, low lake level, lack of mowing or watering, or other hazards to health and safety.
Complaints are requested to be made to Yavapai County Development Services Department Land Use Unit. Complaint forms are available in the Beaver Creek Adult Center or complaints may be called in to 639-8151. Property maps are also located in the Adult Center.
*The nine stipulations approved by the Board of Supervisors: