An examination of management and governance issues arising in residential golf complexes

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Title An examination of management and governance issues arising in residential golf complexes
Author Guilding, Christopher John; Whiteoak, John
Journal Name Pacific Rim Property Research Journal
Editor Professor Graeme Newell
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Pacific Rim Real Estate Society
Abstract This study provides an examination of governance issues arising in residential golf communities. A residential golf community can be referred to as a multi titled golf development (MTGD) where separately titled houses and a golf course coexist within an identifiable estate that typically has a single road entry point. The study's objectives are to outline typical governance arrangements concerning the assignment of rights between accommodation owners and golf course entities in Queensland MTGDs, and to explore the nature of governance challenges arising in connection with the assignment of rights between these two parties. Drawing on qualitative data collected from thirteen interviews with Queensland-based developer representatives and body corporate managers experienced in MTGDs, it has been found that there is a legislative trend towards accommodation owners experiencing diminished levels of influence on golf course management and operations. All interviewees felt this to be the most appropriate model for future MTGDs. It is nevertheless noted that this development signifies a degree of neighbourhood disenfranchisement for residential owners and that a poorly managed golf course can negatively influence residential property values and political harmony in an MTGD.
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Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the author[s] 2008. This paper is posted here with permission of the copyright owner[s] for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this journal please refer to the publisher's website.
Volume 14
Issue Number 1
Page from 44
Page to 65
ISSN 1444-8921
Date Accessioned 2008-07-25
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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