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A golfer drives over the bridge to the next tee at the Palmira golf course in Bonita Springs on March 3, 2009. In September, operations at Palmira golf course were suspended when the developer of the project said it could no longer keep the course open. Residents banned together to reopen facility, getting a loan to purchase the clubhouse and golf course for $2.1 million. The club has lost only a few members and added new ones. Greg Kahn/Staff

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A golfer drives over the bridge to the next tee at the Palmira golf course in Bonita Springs on March 3, 2009. In September, operations at Palmira golf course were suspended when the developer of the project said it could no longer keep the course open. Residents banned together to reopen facility, getting a loan to purchase the clubhouse and golf course for $2.1 million. The club has lost only a few members and added new ones. Greg Kahn/Staff

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  • A golfer drives over the bridge to the next tee at the Palmira golf course in Bonita Springs on March 3, 2009. In September, operations at Palmira golf course were suspended when the developer of the project said it could no longer keep the course open. Residents banned together to reopen facility, getting a loan to purchase the clubhouse and golf course for $2.1 million. The club has lost only a few members and added new ones. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Vince Notaro watches his tee shot on a par three hole at Palmira golf course on March 3, 2009. In September, operations at Palmira golf course were suspended when the developer of the project said it could no longer keep the course open. Residents banned together to reopen facility, getting a loan to purchase the clubhouse and golf course for $2.1 million. The club has lost only a few members and added new ones. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Bud Conklin, a member of the Palmira golf club for about three years, talks in the pro-shop before heading to the putting green on March 3, 2009. In September, operations at Palmira golf course were suspended when the developer of the project said it could no longer keep the course open. Residents banned together to reopen facility, getting a loan to purchase the clubhouse and golf course for $2.1 million. The club has lost only a few members and added new ones. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Jim Nocito, left, and friend Frank Spadea, right, tee off at the aqua range before hitting the course at Palmira golf course in Bonita Springs on March 3, 2009. In September, operations at Palmira golf course were suspended when the developer of the project said it could no longer keep the course open. Residents banned together to reopen facility, getting a loan to purchase the clubhouse and golf course for $2.1 million. The club has lost only a few members and added new ones. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • A golfer hits her approach shot at the Palmira golf course in Bonita Springs on March 3, 2009. In September, operations at Palmira golf course were suspended when the developer of the project said it could no longer keep the course open. Residents banned together to reopen facility, getting a loan to purchase the clubhouse and golf course for $2.1 million. The club has lost only a few members and added new ones. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Club member Marty Kaufman cheers after making about a 40-foot putt while playing the Palmira golf course in Bonita Springs on March 3, 2009. In September, operations at Palmira were suspended when the developer of the project said it could no longer keep the course open. Residents banned together to reopen facility, getting a loan to purchase the clubhouse and golf course for $2.1 million. The club has lost only a few members and added new ones. Greg Kahn/Staff

The Palmira golf course and country club has been saved. In September, operations at Palmira golf course were suspended when the developer of the project said it could no longer keep the course open. Residents banned together to reopen facility, getting a loan to purchase the clubhouse and golf course for $2.1 million. The club has lost only a few members and added new ones. Greg Kahn/Staff

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