Ocean Trails Golf Course Developers to Break Ground

Developers of the Ocean Trails project--a long-planned 18-hole championship golf course and luxury home development in Rancho Palos Verdes--will break ground on the project Jan. 5.

Located on the south side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula between Palos Verdes Drive South and Palos Verdes Drive East, the 260-acre development will include 75 homes, three public parks and a network of trails and bikeways.

The developers, Ken and Bob Zuckerman, also will restore 80 acres of habitat for native bird and plant life.

The project was first proposed in 1991, but several environmental groups filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court in 1992 alleging that the developer was ignoring many environmental concerns.

The suit was settled in 1996 when developers agreed to move the golf course back from the coastal bluffs, limit the use of herbicides and pesticides on the golf course and increase public access.


“We have been working on this project since 1991 and we’ve amended it six times to accommodate various issues and concerns,” Ken Zuckerman said.