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Changes coming at Cedar Links

What’s up with the old Cedar Link’s course? The new owners quit watering and all the big beautiful trees are dying, and the old clubhouse is being vandalized and nothing new is happening. It looks worse by the week.

— Gary P., via email

It is sad to see that old golf course and compare it to the lush, green fields of a few years ago, but there are big changes coming, Gary.

“We’ve got a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes,” said Wes Norton, who is one of three partners in Cedar Links Investment Group, which bought the golf course in 2013. The other partners are local businessman Eric Artner and Jack Keese of Los Angeles.

Norton said his investment group has been moving through the planning phase of a large-scale development that will remove many of the existing trees on the property.

“It takes a long time to go through the government process,” he said. “It’s going to get redeveloped.”

Norton said he had hoped he would be building on the property by now, but it’s taken longer than expected to get off the ground.

Norton said the plans call for a $15 million to $20 million investment in the project, which he described as mixed-use residential.

The city of Medford is also going to build a $1 million park on a 5.5-acre portion of the Cedar Links golf course.

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