LONGWOOD GOLF CLUB NEGOTIATIONS
After the 2016 Tax Day Flood, Triumph Golf approached the Harris County Flood Control District about acquiring portions of the Longwood Golf Club for flood risk mitigation projects. These projects may include improving channel conveyance of Little Cypress Creek as well as constructing new and/or expanding existing stormwater detention basins such as the existing Kluge Stormwater Detention Basin: www.hcfcd.org/F-28.
Currently, there have been no agreements between the Flood Control District and Triumph Golf to acquire any part of the Longwood Golf Club and negotiations are ongoing. However, under a potential agreement, the Flood Control District could purchase nine holes of the Longwood Golf Club to build a stormwater detention basin and improve conveyance in Little Cypress Creek while Triumph Golf reinvests the funds from the sale to make the remaining 18 holes into a high-end golf facility. This proposal would provide additional drainage right-of-way, allowing for new Little Cypress Creek project alternatives that provide increased flood risk reduction benefits to the Longwood area.
Any potential acquisition or proposed project will have a public engagement component via a Community Engagement Meeting to get feedback from residents. If it is determined that residents do not support the golf course proposal, then the Flood Control District will continue with other plans for the Little Cypress Creek Frontier Program and will consider how to integrate Longwood and other areas downstream of Cypress Rosehill Road into that program.