Demmon aims to reconfigure Santa Clara golf course, add 324 homes

Owner of Pruneridge Golf Club wants to build two apartment buildings on 5-acre property

Demmon Aims to Add Homes to Santa Clara Golf Course
Demmon Partners' Terry Demmon, Charlie Demmon and Thomas Walsh with rendering 400 North Saratoga Avenue (Demmon Partners, Kenneth Rodrigues & Partners, Getty)

The owner of an executive golf course in Santa Clara wants to reconfigure the links to squeeze in more than 300 homes.

Demmon Family Partnership, owner of the Pruneridge Golf Club, has filed preliminary plans to build two apartment buildings containing a combined 324 units at 400 North Saratoga Avenue, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

The four- and five-story buildings would replace holes 1, 2 and 3 and a golf maintenance facility, which would be moved to accommodate the homes.

Demmon Family, based in Redwood City, bought the 4.9-acre golf course a half century ago at San Tomas Expressway and Pruneridge Avenue for an undisclosed price.

Plans call for redesigning the 9-hole course and building apartments on its southern edge, along Pruneridge. The club house, driving range and parking lot would remain.

The apartment complex, to be dubbed The Greens at Pruneridge, would include one U-shaped building with 201 units and a rectangular building with 123 units. 

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The beige and white complex, designed by Mountain View-based Kenneth Rodrigues & Partners, would include courtyards with at least one swimming pool, according to renderings. It would also include a “significant portion” of affordable units, Demmon said in a post to its website.

Los Gatos-based The Morley Bros., a development consultant, is helping steer the project through the city approval process.

“The longtime owners of the golf course, Demmon Partners, are pursuing a master plan for a complete modernization of the course to improve its playability and sustainability for the long term along with the residential site,” Sean Morley, a principal with Morley, said in an email to the Mercury News.

Pending approval, a timeline for the golf course renovation and home construction was not disclosed. “Golf course improvements won’t start for many years,” Demmon said in its website post.

Demmon Family Partnership is based at the Redwood City address of Demmon Partners, based in Sacramento, a real estate firm founded in 1960 by Roy Demmon. The company now develops and manages apartment buildings around Sacramento.

— Dana Bartholomew

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