Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

San Geronimo Property Project

This is an informational page about a 157-acre property in West Marin, currently owned by nonprofit The Trust for Public Land (TPL).  Management of the golf course at the property is currently being handled by Touchstone Golf, in contract with Marin County. 

Financial Updates

Legal Updates

NOVEMBER 2, 2018

Read the County of Marin statement regarding the Marin County Superior Court’s final ruling on October 26, 2018 in the case of San Geronimo Advocates, et. al. vs. County of Marin et. al.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

Please read the County legal update and a statement from the Trust for Public Land (TPL) regarding the San Geronimo property.

Board Meeting Updates

JULY 17, 2018

Parks updated to the Board on golf course operations and expanded public access during designated periods. Due to pending litigation and recent ruling, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) rescinded their staff recommendation for a grant application submitted by the County. The grant would have provided $3,420,000 towards the acquisition. Actions related to closing escrow, fundraising, and planning activities have been halted.

MARCH 27, 2018

Parks was awarded a $150,000 grant from the State Coastal Conservancy to support a community engagement and visioning process related to the purchase and planning of the San Geronimo Property. The Board voted to accept the grant.

The Board also authorized a management agreement with Touchstone Golf LLC for the interim management and operation of the San Geronimo golf course.

JANUARY 30, 2018

Parks requested the execution of a lease and management agreement with the Trust for Public Land, which was approved by the Board. This agreement allows Parks to maintain and manage during the escrow period as well as to contract with a third-party vendor to operate the golf course property for an interim period.

DECEMBER 12, 2017

The Board of Supervisors voted to adopt a resolution confirming the County’s agreement with TPL for the San Geronimo Golf Course property purchase.

NOVEMBER 14, 2017

Parks requested the Board to adopt a resolution authorizing the purchase of the San Geronimo Golf Course from the Trust for Public Land and finding that the purchase is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”), and authorize the execution of a purchase and sale agreement.

OCTOBER 31, 2017

The Board of Supervisors meeting was rescheduled to create more time for community feedback and to ensure the Board had an opportunity to address residents’ questions and concerns. At this meeting, the purchase of the golf course remained as an information item only.

OCTOBER 10, 2017

The Board of Supervisors voted to exempt the purchase of the golf course property from the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) and voted to issue public notice of intent to purchase the golf course from The Trust for Public Land (TPL) This notice of intent formalized the County’s interest in acquiring the land from TPL.

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