Since the 1960’s, the manicured grass, majestic trees and welcoming facilities of the Escondido Country Club have provided beauty and value to create one of the most treasured neighborhoods in Escondido.

In August 2013, the Escondido City Council unanimously declared the 110 acres of land as a dedicated open space.  In November 2014, the land owner, a Beverly Hills developer who wanted to build a massive housing development on the property, was shot down by Escondido voters in a 61% land-slide, declaring that Escondido does not want a 430 unit housing development.

Now entering Phase 3 of our journey, determining how the land will be used.  For more information, please email:

Thank you for taking the time to help build a better Escondido.


A few messages from ECCHO

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mayor Abed’s Town Hall Meeting

Date:                Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Start Time:       4:00 PM

End Time:        5:00 PM


Council Chambers

201 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025-2798

Unlike the regular City Council meetings where Mayor Abed and other members of the council cannot answer questions, during a town hall the Mayor will respond to all questions asked of him.  Let’s get out to this event and ask the Mayor where he stands on the proposed, “The Villages” development currently being processed in the City. Will he support what the majority of people in ECC want?  Let’s tell him that 392 houses are too many!   See you at the town hall.

ECCHO wants to see a reasonable, responsible project that preserves the benefit of open space.



You’ve seen the handful of signs in our neighborhood from a group called ROCC – Restore Our Country Club.  They are supporting the proposal of 392 houses being crammed into our neighborhood.




Thursday, April 20, 2017

On March 16, 2017 New Urban West Inc. resubmitted plans to the City of Escondido for 392 dwelling units. New Urban West Inc. along with the property owner continues to show a lack of respect for the property rights of the existing Escondido Country Club area homeowners. The insistence of a Massive Housing Project with 392 dwelling units crammed into the community is a total disregard for the defeat of Proposition H by over 61% of the Escondido voters.

The ECCHO Board will discuss the environmental impact report (EIR) process, public review and time lines. The actions the community will be able to take during this process with the City Planning Department, City Council and Planning Commission. To explain how you can help with future actions in a responsible manner, you are invited to join ECCHO’s Board of Directors and our City Councilman John Masson for a community meeting.

Where: The Life Church 1001 West Country Club Lane Escondido, CA 92026

When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 5:45 PM

ECCHO looks forward to seeing you there.

Escondido Country Club Homeowners Organization 

Colleen Stricker

Monday, April 17, 2017

We received word this weekend of the passing of our dear friend and neighbor, Colleen Stricker on April 11th 2017.  Colleen was a former member of the ECCHO Board of Directors, and was devoted to our cause of a project in keeping with historic nature of our neighborhood.  Colleen contributed to the board with her gift of writing and her ability to communicate effectively with everyone.  She will be missed.

Donations to the American Cancer Society can be made in Colleen's name in lieu of flowers.

ECCHO Public Statement

Thursday, April 13, 2017

ECCHO Public Statement

Supporters of New Urban West and Michael Schlesinger claim that ECCHO wants nothing but a golf course on the Country Club site. That claim is a falsehood. The lie is intended to make the community appear stubborn in pursuit of an inflexible demand. The opposite is true.

Certainly, ECCHO regrets the loss of the golf course as an open space asset. And, it's true that ECCHO opposes the dreadful specter of 392 houses being crammed into the neighborhood. But ECCHO's opposition is not based upon a demand for an 18-hole golf course. ECCHO simply wants to see a reasonable, responsible project that preserves the benefit of some open space. In fact, ECCHO paid for an initial study that suggested the housing density had to be capped at 158 units. Completion of that study by residents in the area suggested a cap of 137 units.

ECCHO's purpose is not to revive the original golf course. Rather, its goal is to promote the preservation of open space and recreational assets in a project that will enhance the neighborhood.

Mike Slater,
ECCHO President



Sunday, January 22, 2017


Paul DeLaurentis Memorial 

 18-HOLE Shot Gun Tournament

Golf for the Green

Saint Marks Golf Club

1750 San Pablo Dr.

Lake San Marcos, CA 92078


Sunday March 19, 2017


Registration begins @ 7:00: A.M.

Shotgun Scramble starts @ 8:00 A.M.

Fun, Prizes, and Raffle following Tournament


$100.00 PER PERSON (does not include meal)


Mixed Teams (men, women, & youth) are encouraged


Special Hole Sponsorships $100.00

Great Advertisement Opportunity


First Annual Golf Ball Drop $20.00 a ticket


For Information: Tournament Chairperson Kathie Taylor

760-419-8308 or   or


This tournament is to raise funds for ECCHO which is a not-for-profit organization


Registration Form    


Yes, I/We will participate as:

------ Foursome (400.00 per team)       ____________________________________________________


------ Twosome (200.00 per team)      _____________________________________________________


------ Individual (100.00 per person) _____________________________________________________


------ Sponsor a hole (100.00)          ______________________________________________________


------- Purchase golf ball tickets (20.00 each)  _____________________________________________



Golf Ball Drop

Will take place as a part of the

Paul DeLaurentis Memorial

18-Hole Shot Gun Tournament

Golf for Green

On Sunday, March 19th, 2017

At the St Mark’s Golf Club

1750 San Pablo Drive, San Marcos, CA

$20.00 per chance

This tournament is to raise funds for ECCHO which is a non-profit organization.

 You do not have to be present to win, but it will be fun to be there to watch the helicopter drop all of the balls!

Prize for the ball closest to the hole will be:

$500 CASH

For more information contact… Kathie Taylor at or


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