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Florida Supreme Court to Review City Golf Course’s Tax Exemption

Aug. 19, 2022, 9:21 PM

The Florida Supreme Court will review the tax-exempt status of a city-owned golf course that lost its exemption after a private company took over management responsibilities.

The Supreme Court accepted jurisdiction Thursday following an appeal by the City of Gulf Breeze, which owns Tiger Point Golf Club.

Gulf Breeze called on the high court to reverse a March ruling by the First District Court of Appeals that found the city wasn’t entitled to ad valorem tax exemptions for the golf course and related facilities. The appeals court reasoned Gulf Breeze no longer qualified because the property wasn’t used ...