In 2003 the Eldorado Casino sold their River Pines subdivision to Steve and Peggy Downing (or so the Downings  most everybody else thought).  The Downings were told that they were buying an approved subdivision that only needed the improvements put in place.  The sale was condition on the Downings following a plan described in a Special Use Permit that had been obtained for a golf course on a portion of the land. There were two problems with the project. 

 

approach to the second hole      

110 yards over onto a small green on an island protected by 100 year old pine trees and the truckee river.

 
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