How Can We Get a Neighboring Golf Course to Maintain Its Grounds?

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What can our homeowners association do about our neighboring golf course’s failure to maintain its grounds?

First, have you tried asking them nicely?

There may be zoning requirements that they’re violating, or in an extreme case a lack of maintenance may amount to a trespass or nuisance, but in our experience it’s best to work things out with neighbors by agreement if at all possible.  If that fails, you’re going to want to consult with a local attorney who can review the details of your situation and advise you accordingly.