The Tamarac City Commission agreed to spend more for a new clubhouse on city-owned golf course to ensure the developer would build an adjacent hotel.
City commissioners decided to spend $11.1 million for construction of the clubhouse at Colony West Golf Club, almost $4 million more than the estimated cost in 2017.
The developer, Hollywood-based AD1 Global, cited rising construction costs for labor and materials.
AD1 agreed to build a six-story Fairfield Inn by Marriott next to the golf course if Tamarac paid for construction of a new 18,000-square-foot clubhouse.
Tamarac acquired the 262-acre Colony West Golf Club in December 2011 after the previous owner tried to rezone the land for residential development.
Construction of the clubhouse could start by September and conclude by the summer of 2019.
Construction of the hotel is expected to start this month and conclude near the end of 2019. [Sun-Sentinel] – Mike Seemuth