Kuhn buys Seven Lakes, plans conservation

Elk Creek Ranch to purchase majority in secondary transaction

RBC | JK Land Holdings, LLC (JKLH) has purchased famed golfer and entrepreneur Greg Norman’s Seven Lakes Ranch, a nearly 12,000-acre property on the White River in Meeker, Colorado. In keeping with Norman’s stewardship, the entire property—which encompasses a diversity of terrain and vegetation and shares 15 miles of boundary with state and federal lands—will be placed into conservation easement. The Kuhn family will retain the Seven Lakes lodge and surrounding acreage and then a majority of the remaining acreage will be acquired by neighboring Elk Creek Ranch, a one-of-a-kind private sporting community dedicated to conscientious stewardship of the land that it owns and manages—of which the Kuhns are a member.

“Greg’s legacy extends well beyond golf. He is an outdoorsman and conservationist, and we share his vision of preserving this amazing swath of Colorado from future development,” said Chuck Kuhn, CEO of JKLH and founder and CEO of JK Moving Services.

JKLH settled on June 1, 2021, which includes the Seven Lakes 14,000 square foot lodge and outbuildings as well as three other ranches located on the property. The land will be placed in a conservation easement as part of a secondary transaction with Elk Creek Ranch which will acquire the Dry Creek and Pollard Ranch portions. With the acquisition, the Elk Creek Ranch will double its grounds to 25,000 acres.

“Our members are resolute in their commitment to preserving the special resources we have been blessed to share with our families and friends. We as members are dedicated to securing this legacy for future generations,” said Kevin McCoy, Elk Creek Ranch President and owner of the nearby 66 Ranch.

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