The Penfield Town Board voted 5-0, passing a moratorium on Shadow Pines and Shadow Lake golf course.
The golf courses were put up for sale in January, beginning months of controversy over the potential for a massive housing project on the Shadow Pines land.
Many residents voiced their opinions at town board meetings over the last few months stating that the development would add traffic, decrease property value, eventually raise taxes and take away green space.
Jeff Burns, a resident in Penfield wants the golf courses to remain the same.
“I think a moratorium is a real strong step in the right direction,” Burns said.