The Quail Ridge Neighborhood Association has sent the following communication to all of its membership. That communication outlines the reason for the fence and the fact that their homeowners association was not informed prior. This was the same case for our association. The communication makes a number of sound suggestions regarding how to respond to the fence and to whom you should direct your concerns, including telephone numbers and addresses.
Many of you have probably noticed that an industrial style, 10-foot chain link fence is being erected along Gumwood Road adjacent to Quail Ridge. Many residents of our neighborhood now look out their backyard to see what’s being described as a “prison-like” fence. (We have attached photos to this email for those of you who have yet to see the fence.)
According to an email received on Friday from County Engineer Jessica Clark, “Knollwood Country Club required it. Their corporate office attorneys in Texas required it. They dictated the material, height, design everything pertaining to the fence. Believe me, we didn’t want it. We tried to settle their parcel without it and informed them of the aesthetic issue to no avail. I’m not aware of any notification to residents sent out by Knollwood about it.”
We all want pedestrians protected from stray golf balls. But, an 10-foot chain link fence has no place around our neighborhood. We believe a creative solution that protects pedestrians and respects the beautiful and residential feel of our community needs to be achieved. Please take the time to call or email Knollwood Country Club and encourage them to tell Club Corp that this fence needs to be replaced. This is especially important if you are a member of Knollwood Country Club. Club Corp needs to understand that this fence is bad for business and offensive to their membership. So, please encourage your friends that are members at Knollwood to express their views on the fence and advocate for a more aesthetically appropriate alternative. The beauty of the gold course is impacted by this fence.
Call or email Toby Niccum, General Manager at Knollwood Country Club: email@example.com (574) 277-1541
Equally important, tell executives at Club Corp in Texas that they would never stand for a fence like this in their own backyard and they shouldn’t put one in our backyard either. The fence needs to be replaced with a less offensive alternative or entirely concealed by creative landscaping.
Eric L. Afield, President of Club Corp: (972) 243-6191
Patty Jerde, Media Contact for Club Corp: (972) 888-7790 (office); (214) 208-6831 (cell)
Rich Nathan, the V.P. for our region: (913) 634-3800
Time is of the essence. Please let your voice be heard.
Feel free to reach out to elected officials as well. Every advocate helps.
The Quail Ridge Homeowner’s Association