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Golf and Sea Club Community Benefits

1. A regional golf course remains in the community and is renovated.

Industry-wide, golf struggles with slow play, and how to expedite golfers. In an era of declining participation – golf lost 1.9 million participants from 2011 to 2017 – the USGA now joins the industry in taking a closer look at how to encourage golfer satisfaction. The renovated course would be an 18-hole course as a par 60 course to increase pace and play, which is more conducive to its future programs and will allow the course to remain as a specific amenity to the development and region permanently.

2. The development is an infill development that offers residents long term living options, so they do not have to move away from the community.

The new proposed development will be a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) consisting of Independent Living Cottages and Assisted Living Units for seniors. There is not currently one within the Apollo Beach area; therefore, when residents are faced with these choices, they are historically leaving the region and state.

3. The development will bring additional restaurants to the area that will be open to residents and the public alike.

The restaurants at the clubhouse and the yacht club will be open and accessible to the surrounding community, with the golf course now able to maintain its current status.

4. The new development minimizes additional impacts to the infrastructure.

Since the CCRC is not a traditional single-family residential community, the future burdens on the schools, parks, or traffic have been minimalized. A portion is already a golf course, and the proposed density for this development was purposely kept underneath all existing thresholds to not bring further burden to the community.

5. The existing bridge over the waterway meant to service the golf course will be removed upon approval of the development.

Since the renovated course would no longer have holes located across the canals, the removal of the bridge will assist in property value increases on the lots that currently have access through this area. The new proposed development will NOT be adding any new water access to Tampa Bay or other adjacent bodies of water.

6. The development will be providing a brand-new clubhouse and banquet facility to the area.

This will provide residents in the area an option for venues to host weddings, community events, social events, and gatherings that are not currently available in the region.

7. The new development will bring an estimated $140 million commercial investment to Apollo Beach.

Apollo Beach has not seen an investment of this nature that has not been geared towards single-family residential and this should spark additional commercial investments to boost the local tax base, which ultimately funds additional capital projects.

Additional benefit questions can be sent to GSC@inceptionholdings.com.

Golf and Sea Club Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are you removing the golf course under the new proposed development?

No, based on the plan that has been submitted to the County, we would maintain a golf course as part of the new development.

2. Is the new course a 9-hole par 3 golf course?

No, the course would be an 18-hole course but more in line with the newer trends of the USGA as a par 60 course to increase pace and play.

3. Does the partnership have an option to sell the course to a third-party provider?

There has never been a financially viable option that the partnership was presented by a third-party provider for the sale of the golf course that also could include rehabilitation.

4. Is there a scenario where the existing golf course could stay open in its current capacity?

No. The golf course has consistently lost a significant amount of money each year.

5. Will there be a new CDD or HOA that the existing residents will be required to join?

There will be no CDD associated with this new development, and any association created will strictly be for the residents in the new proposed development.

6. Will the new development add canals and water access to Tampa Bay?

The new proposed development will NOT be adding any new water access to Tampa Bay or other adjacent bodies of water.

7. Will the bridge currently used by the golf course remain over the existing canal?

No, the bridge would be removed with the new development plan approval.

8. Will the new development consist of single-family homes and will there be “skilled nursing” facilities?

The new proposed development will be a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) consisting of Independent Living Cottages and Assisted Living Units for seniors. We will not be offering services in the development that require skilled nursing licenses or permits on the property.

9. Are you selling the lots or Assisted Living Units as a “fee-simple” to purchasers?

The simple answer is no; this property will be done as an “Entry Fee” with a monthly maintenance fee to cover the costs of living in the development.

10. Will the restaurants and golf course be open to the public?

Yes, the restaurants at the clubhouse and the yacht club will be open and accessible to the surrounding community, with the golf course now able to maintain its current status.

Please send any additional questions to GSC@inceptionholdings.com, and we will attempt to make sure these are part of our upcoming presentation(s).