Deeds and WeedsNovember 11, 2009

Waverly Oaks Deal On Hold

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Waverly Oaks Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass., was supposed to be plowed under before Christmas. The plan was to turn the daily fee course into a 240-acre movie and TV studio—a "Hollywood East" that would be known as Plymouth Rock Studios. The groundbreaking was just weeks away.

But now the Boston Globe is reporting that the $550 million deal is on hold as the studio scrambles to make alternate plans for its funding.

Quoting from the paper: "News of the financial turnabout comes just a week after the Globe began making inquiries about the background of the studio's would-be financier, Prosperity International LLC, of Orlando, Fla."

Which makes me wonder, *what about the golf course? *The Brian Silva-designed 18, which I played a few years ago and liked, gets 4 stars out of a possible 5 in Golf Digest's Places to Play reader ratings. Its web site implies it was staying open till Nov. 29, right before the movie-studio groundbreaking, though the Globe says it closed on Nov. 1. Either way, it looks like area golfers may be getting a reprieve...of no telling how long.

-- P.F.