My Turn: Timeshares are off course

I read with great dismay that the developers of Waikoloa Beach Resort want to turn nine holes of open-space golf into 1,164 timeshare units and 25 high-end single family lots, claiming that golf play is down and their 36-hole course unsustainable. These courses were created as an amenity to lure mainland retirees to their resort. They were never intended to be sustainable and now that they are running out of land to develop, the developers who are very financially successful are crying poor-mouth to create this bait and switch.