Landmark Land Company
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|Traded as||OTC Pink: LLND|
|Industry||Real estate development|
|Founder||Gerald G. Barton|
|Headquarters||Upper Marlboro, Maryland, U.S.|
|Gerald G. Barton (CEO)|
Landmark Land Company is a real-estate development company specializing in the creation of golf courses and upscale communities. It is currently based in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA.
The modern development company, which controls properties in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean, was started in 1971 when the current CEO Gerald G. Barton took control of Godchaux Sugar Company, a bankrupt Louisiana corporation established in 1865. Barton changed the name to Landmark Land and created a vision of the company to create well planned amenity-rich communities that replicated small-town American experience. A key component of Barton's method is the notion that the development of high-caliber golf courses would increase land values
In 1976, Landmark opened the Oak Tree Golf Club in Oklahoma, designed by Pete Dye. This was soon followed by Belle Terre Country Club in Louisiana, and the La Quinta Resort and Club and Carmel Valley Ranch, both in California. During the next 30 years Landmark built 17 more courses with Dye.
The company is now based in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Landmark continues to construct golf communities including Lost Canyons Golf Club in California, South Padre Island Golf Club in Texas, Arcos Gardens in Spain and Apes Hill Club in Barbados.