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Arnold Palmer agrees not to fence Bay Hill

There will be no fencing-in of Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club in Orlando, at least for now. Protests of the Bay Hill Property Owners Association, comprised of owners of nearly 700 homes in the Bay Hill subdivision, have persuaded Palmer, who owns Bay Hill, to reconsider erecting a five-foot fence around the course to prevent vandalism and trespassing.

The association's lawsuit, which it filed this past November in an attempt to keep a fence from being built, has reportedly been put on hold. Approximately 170 homes line the golf course. Each is restricted by deed from building a fence, according the lawsuit.

Palmer on Feb. 5 sent a letter to the association stating the club will increase security to better patrol for vandals and trespassers. Palmer also asked that homeowners report trespassers and vandals.