Vandenberg Air Force Base

After a multi-year effort Renuart & Larkin and MLK Ventures, led by Mike Keiser, are in the final stage of negotiation with the Air Force to enter a long-term lease for land on which to build several public golf courses. The Larkin Group is currently bringing this project through the regulatory environmental process. These spectacular courses will be open to the public and will offer greatly reduced rates to military personnel. 
The 30th Space Wing issued this statement: “Vandenberg Air Force Base is pleased to confirm that a multi-year effort by the 30th Space Wing to rejuvenate and sustain long-term golf for the benefit of our Airmen is nearing a successful conclusion. Vandenberg’s goal has always been to preserve military golf for at least 50 years. This will be achieved through a unique public/private partnership that fits into the Air Force strategy of the redeploying of our assets to benefit the mission. The plan articulated by our partners does that by having multiple courses that are also open to the public.” 
“As with any successful venture, selection of one’s partners is a critical component. Joining the Air Force in this endeavor will be MLK Ventures, led by Mr. Mike Keiser, arguably the most successful links golf developer and operator in the world. Renuart & Larkin will lead the integration of this project with the Vandenberg mission, including design and construction, interaction and negotiation with regulatory authorities, and supervising environmental stewardship practices. Kemper Sports will manage the ongoing golf operations and supervise the agronomic programs.”


Peterson Air Force Base

This Colorado base is the headquarters of Space Command, the nerve center of the United States Air Force Satellite and Missile Defense systems.

As communications move increasingly to the skies, the need for office space at Peterson Air Force Base is growing exponentially, and Renuart & Larkin are working on a master plan to provide the needed land for expansion. The key to unlocking the necessary acreage on the base is moving the golf course, which is currently within the secure perimeter, to an off-base location.

The Master Plan that R&L conceived for Peterson AFB would entail building a new sustainable golf course and clubhouse, in close proximity to the Base. We have been working with City leaders, conservation trust officials and the owners of the Banning Lewis Ranch, an 18,000-acre ranch that has been purchased by a developer for housing, and have identified the specific parcel on which we will build the golf course.

A new, environmentally sustainable golf course would utilize non-potable water. We are in discussions with Colorado Springs City officials to find ways to control stormwater surges by capturing and using some of that water for irrigation on the site.

Upon completion of the new course, R&L proposes to develop the construction of up to one-and-a-half million square feet of new office space inside the security fence to meet Space Command’s growing needs.

Peterson Rendering