JKLH Buys Greg Norman’s 12K Acre Colorado Ranch to Conserve; Elk Creek Ranch to Purchase Majority in Secondary Transaction
JK Land Holdings, LLC has purchased famed golfer and entrepreneur Greg Norman’s Seven Lakes Ranch, a nearly 12,000-acre property on the scenic 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 members.
“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, JKLH, and Founder and CEO, JK Moving Services, the nation’s largest independently owned and operated moving company.
“My family also enjoys the great outdoors and Seven Lakes is extraordinary, and we intend to protect it as we have with many other important historic and natural habitats,” said Kuhn.
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 is located in the White River Valley of the Flat Tops Mountains, known for its beauty and outdoor recreation, including hunting, fishing and hiking.
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, significantly expanding what is already regarded as the most sought after fly-fishing and hunting ranch in North America.
“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.
Kuhn has been recognized by the Washington Business Journal as a Top Corporate Philanthropist and Old Dominion Land Conservancy for its conservation efforts.
Other ways that Kuhn, his family, and his companies have protected landmarks and natural habitats include buying and conserving a 90-acre property that housed the former historic Middleburg Academy, the 500-acre Wolver Hill Farm in Middleburg, Virginia, historic White’s Ferry in Maryland, a 135-acre golf course in Leesburg, Virginia that is being transformed into a park, and 87-acres in Loudoun that has more native species of plants and wildlife indigenous to Virginia than is typical.
JKLH also owns 150-acres in Purcellville used to start the JK Community Farm, a charitable effort alleviating hunger by growing chemical free crops and livestock and donating them to local food banks, the historic and now fully renovated Middleburg Training Center, and several thousand acres near Loudoun’s historic villages.