The latest plan calls instead for 229 units — all of them detached, single-family homes — on 24 acres, and no golf course, company co-owner Mark Handel said in a statement.
The homes are all slated to be 2,200-square-foot, two-story, four-bedroom homes.
Proposed development of the property is hotly contested by the Verdugo Hills Golf Course Committee, an activist group that formed in March whose mission is to preserve the course.
"Bottom line is we want that property for the community," committee leader Richard Toyon said.
The more than 40-year-old course has long been an affordable recreational opportunity to residents of Los Angeles, Glendale and unincorporated Los Angeles County, Toyon said.
The Verdugo Hills Golf Course Committee wants the cities of Los Angeles and Glendale, Los Angeles County and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy to explore whether they could negotiate a shared purchase of the property from MWH Development Corp.
More than 1,500 residents have signed a petition committee members are circulating in support of the proposed cross-jurisdictional golf course purchase, Toyon said.
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel and Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich have both expressed support for the idea, but potential funding sources have not been named.
MWH Development Corp.'s plan for the property is likely to require a zone change, but the project does seem to comply with the city of Los Angeles' general plan, said Dale Thrush, planning director to Greuel.
Existing zoning of the property calls for low- and medium-density residential development, which typically allows only up to one lot per two acres, Thrush said.
But the city's general plan, which trumps zoning ordinances, allows up to 30 units per acre on the portion of the property that includes the golf course, he said.