Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Abstract] DERIVATIVES Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Text Block] Document And Entity Information Entity Registrant Name Entity Registrant Name Entity Central Index Key Entity Central Index Key Document Type Document Type Document Period End Date Document Period End Date Amendment Flag Amendment Flag Current Fiscal Year End Date Current Fiscal Year End Date Well-known Seasoned Issuer Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Voluntary Filer Entity Voluntary Filers Entity Current Reporting Status Entity Current Reporting Status Entity Filer Category Entity Filer Category Entity Public Float Entity Public Float Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding Document Fiscal Period Focus Document Fiscal Period Focus Document Fiscal Year Focus Document Fiscal Year Focus Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract] Investment [Table] Investment [Table] Measurement Basis [Axis] Measurement Basis [Axis] Fair Value Measurement [Domain] Fair Value Measurement [Domain] Portion at Fair Value Measurement Portion at Fair Value Measurement [Member] Carrying Value Reported Value Measurement [Member] Estimated Fair Value Estimate of Fair Value Measurement [Member] Investment [Line Items] Investment [Line Items] Assets Assets [Abstract] Real estate securities, available-for-sale Available-for-sale Securities, Debt Securities Loans, held-for-sale, net Loans Receivable Held-for-sale, Net, Not Part of Disposal Group, Commercial, Real Estate Residential mortgage loans, held-for-sale, net Loans Receivable Held-for-sale, Net, Not Part of Disposal Group, Mortgage Cash and cash equivalents Cash and Cash Equivalents, at Carrying Value Restricted cash, current and noncurrent Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents Non-hedge derivative assets Derivative Asset Liabilities Liabilities [Abstract] Repurchase agreements Securities Sold under Agreements to Repurchase Credit facilities - Traditional Golf term loan Debt and Capital Lease Obligations Junior subordinated notes payable Junior Subordinated Notes Receivables [Abstract] Schedule of Accounts, Notes, Loans and Financing Receivable [Table] Schedule of Accounts, Notes, Loans and Financing Receivable [Table] Financing Receivable Portfolio Segment [Axis] Financing Receivable Portfolio Segment [Axis] Financing Receivable Portfolio Segment [Domain] Financing Receivable Portfolio Segment [Domain] Loans, Held for Sale Total Real Estate Related and Other Loans [Member] The company's total real estate related and other loans Disposal Group Classification [Axis] Disposal Group Classification [Axis] Disposal Group Classification [Domain] Disposal Group Classification [Domain] Disposed of by sale Disposal Group, Disposed of by Sale, Not Discontinued Operations [Member] Class of Financing Receivable, Type [Axis] Class of Financing Receivable, Type [Axis] Class of Financing Receivable [Domain] Class of Financing Receivable, Type [Domain] Mezzanine Loans Mezzanine Loans [Member] The company's mezzanine real estate related loans holdings. Corporate Loans Bank Loan Obligations [Member] Debt Instrument [Axis] Debt Instrument [Axis] Debt Instrument, Name [Domain] Debt Instrument, Name [Domain] Mezzanine Note Payable Mezzanine Note Payable [Member] Mezzanine Note Payable [Member] Accounts, Notes, Loans and Financing Receivable [Line Items] Accounts, Notes, Loans and Financing Receivable [Line Items] Face amount of securities sold Face amount of securities sold The stated principal amount of debt securities sold during the period. Repayment of debt Repayments of Debt Proceeds from notes receivable Proceeds from Collection of Notes Receivable Discount accretion recognized Proceeds from Accrued Interest on Notes Receivable Proceeds from Accrued Interest on Notes Receivable Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Abstract] INTANGIBLES, NET OF ACCUMULATED AMORTIZATION Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Text Block] Accounting Policies [Abstract] (Gain) on settlement of real estate securities Available-for-sale Securities, Gross Realized Gains Loss on settlement of real estate securities Losses On Investments This item represents the net total realized and unrealized loss included in earnings for the period as a result of selling or holding marketable securities categorized as trading, available-for-sale, or held-to-maturity, including the unrealized holding loss of held-to-maturity securities transferred to the trading security category and the cumulative unrealized gain (loss) which was included in other comprehensive income (a separate component of shareholders' equity) for available-for-sale securities transferred to trading securities during the period. Additionally, this item would include any losses realized during the period from the sale of investments accounted for under the cost method of accounting and losses recognized for other than temporary impairments (OTTI) of the subject investments. Realized loss (gain) on settlement of TBAs, net Gain (Loss) On Settlement Of TBAs Amount of income (loss) recognized on the settlement of TBAs in the income statement. (Gain) loss on settlement of loans held-for-sale Gain (Loss) on Sales of Mortgage Loans Gain (Loss) on Sales of Mortgage Loans Loss recognized on termination of derivative instruments Gain (loss) on termination of derivative Amount of gain (loss) recognized on the termination of derivatives in the income statement. Unrealized loss on securities, intent-to-sell Available-for-sale Securities, Gross Unrealized Loss Unrealized loss (gain) on non-hedge derivative instruments Gain (loss) on non-hedge derivative instruments Gains of losses recognized by the company on non-hedge derivative instruments and depicted in other income. Realized and unrealized loss (gain) on investments Gain (Loss) on Investments (Loss) gain on lease modifications and terminations Gain (Loss) on lease modifications and terminations Gain (loss) related to the termination and/or modification of a lease between the parties. Collateral management fee income, net Management Fees Revenue Equity in earnings (losses) of equity method investments, net Equity (deficit) in earnings of equity method investees This item represents the entity's proportionate share for the period of the net income (loss) of its investee (such as unconsolidated subsidiaries and joint ventures) to which the equity method of accounting is applied. This item includes income or expense related to stock-based compensation based on the investor's grant of stock to employees of an equity method investee. (Loss) on disposal of long-lived assets Gain (Loss) on Disposition of Assets Other (loss) income Other Nonoperating Income (Expense) Other income (loss), net Other Nonoperating Gains (Losses) Debt Disclosure [Abstract] DEBT OBLIGATIONS Debt Disclosure [Text Block] Other Current Liabilities Other Liabilities, Current [Abstract] Security deposits payable Deposit Liability, Current Accrued rent Accrued Rent, Current Due to affiliates Due to Affiliate, Current Dividends payable Dividends Payable, Current Miscellaneous current liabilities Other Sundry Liabilities, Current Other current liabilities Other Liabilities, Current Other Liabilities Other Liabilities, Noncurrent [Abstract] Security deposits payable Security Deposit Liability Unfavorable leasehold interests Off-market Lease, Unfavorable Accrued rent Accrued Rent, Noncurrent Miscellaneous liabilities Other Sundry Liabilities, Noncurrent Other liabilities Other Liabilities, Noncurrent Schedule of carrying value and estimated fair value of assets and liabilities Fair Value, by Balance Sheet Grouping [Table Text Block] Schedule of assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis Schedule of Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring Basis [Table Text Block] Schedule of quantitative information about significant unobservable inputs Fair Value Inputs, Assets, Quantitative Information [Table Text Block] Schedule of change in fair value of Level 3 investments Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation [Table Text Block] Schedule of gains losses on fair value of real estate securities Fair Value, Measured on Recurring Basis, Gain (Loss) Included in Earnings [Table Text Block] Liabilities for which fair value is disclosed Fair Value, Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Table Text Block] Restrictions on Cash and Cash Equivalents [Table] Restrictions on Cash and Cash Equivalents [Table] Segments [Axis] Segments [Axis] Segments [Domain] Segments [Domain] Traditional Golf Traditional Golf Segment [Member] Traditional Golf Segment [Member] Entertainment Golf Entertainment Golf [Member] Entertainment Golf [Member] Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents [Axis] Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents [Axis] Cash and Cash Equivalents [Domain] Cash and Cash Equivalents [Domain] CDO trustee accounts CDO Trustee Accounts [Member] Category of cash or cash equivalent items which are restricted as to withdrawal or usage. Restricted cash for construction-in-progress Restricted Cash, Construction in Progress [Member] Restricted Cash, Construction in Progress [Member] Restricted cash Restricted Cash [Member] Restricted Cash [Member] Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents Items [Line Items] Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents Items [Line Items] Investments, Debt and Equity Securities [Abstract] REAL ESTATE SECURITIES Investments in Debt and Marketable Equity Securities (and Certain Trading Assets) Disclosure [Text Block] Basis of Accounting Basis of Accounting, Policy [Policy Text Block] Prior Period Reclassifications Reclassification, Policy [Policy Text Block] Risks and Uncertainties Risks and Uncertainties [Policy Text Block] The entire policy regarding risks and uncertainties. Use of Estimates Use of Estimates, Policy [Policy Text Block] Comprehensive Income Comprehensive Income, Policy [Policy Text Block] Golf Course Operations and Sales of Food and Beverages Revenue Recognition, Policy [Policy Text Block] Real Estate Securities and Loans Receivable Revenue Recognition - Real Estate Securities and Loans Receivable [Policy Text Block] The entire policy regarding revenue recognition of real estate securities and loans receivable. Impairment Of Securities and Loans Impairment Of Securities and Loans [Policy Text Block] The entire policy regarding impairment of securities and loans. Operating Expenses Lessee, Leases [Policy Text Block] Deferred Costs Deferred Charges, Policy [Policy Text Block] Interest Expense Interest Expense, Policy [Policy Text Block] Derivatives and Hedging Activities Derivatives, Policy [Policy Text Block] Management Fees and Termination Payment to Affiliate Management Fees and Termination Fees to Affiliate [Policy Text Block] Management Fees and Termination Fees to Affiliate [Policy Text Block] Property and Equipment, Net Property, Plant and Equipment, Policy [Policy Text Block] Intangibles Intangible Assets, Finite-Lived, Policy [Policy Text Block] Impairment of Real Estate and Finite-lived Intangible Assets Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets, Including Intangible Assets, Policy [Policy Text Block] Membership Deposit Liabilities Membership Deposit Liabilities [Policy Text Block] Membership Deposit Liabilities [Policy Text Block] Investment in Real Estate Securities Investment, Policy [Policy Text Block] Loans Held-for-Sale Finance, Loan and Lease Receivables, Held-for-sale, Policy [Policy Text Block] Other Investment Equity Method Investments [Policy Text Block] Investment in CDO Servicing Rights Investment in CDO Servicing Rights [Policy Text Block] Disclosure of accounting policy for investments in CDO servicing rights. Acquisition Accounting Business Combinations Policy [Policy Text Block] Cash and Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash Cash and Cash Equivalents, Policy [Policy Text Block] Accounts Receivables, Net Receivables, Policy [Policy Text Block] Prepaid Expenses Prepaid Expenses, Policy [Policy Text Block] Prepaid Expenses, Policy [Policy Text Block] Inventory Inventory, Policy [Policy Text Block] Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses Accounts Payable, Accrued Expenses and Other Liabilities [Policy Text Block] The company's policy for accounting for accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities. Deferred Revenue Revenue Recognition, Deferred Revenue [Policy Text Block] Accrued Rent Accrued Rent, Policy [Policy Text Block] Accrued Rent, Policy [Policy Text Block] Options Share-based Compensation, Option and Incentive Plans Policy [Policy Text Block] Income Taxes Income Tax, Policy [Policy Text Block] Recent Accounting Pronouncements New Accounting Pronouncements, Policy [Policy Text Block] Fair Value Measurements Fair Value Measurement, Policy [Policy Text Block] Earnings Per Share Earnings Per Share, Policy [Policy Text Block] Other than Temporary Impairment Losses, Investments [Abstract] IMPAIRMENT (REVERSAL) OTHER-THAN-TEMPORARY-IMPAIRMENT The disclosure of the amount of other than temporary impairment (OTTI) recognized in earnings. Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract] Components of Income Tax Expense (Benefit), Continuing Operations [Abstract] Components of Income Tax Expense (Benefit), Continuing Operations [Abstract] Current: Current Income Tax Expense (Benefit), Continuing Operations [Abstract] Federal Current Federal Tax Expense (Benefit) State and Local Current State and Local Tax Expense (Benefit) Total Current Provision Current Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Deferred Deferred Income Tax Expense (Benefit), Continuing Operations [Abstract] Federal Deferred Federal Income Tax Expense (Benefit) State and Local Deferred State and Local Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Total Deferred Provision Deferred Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Total Provision for Income Taxes IncomeTaxExpenseBenefitContinuingAndDiscontinuedOperations Amount of current income tax expense (benefit) and deferred income tax expense (benefit) pertaining to continuing and discontinued operations. Segment Reporting [Abstract] Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table] Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table] Consolidation Items [Axis] Consolidation Items [Axis] Consolidation Items [Domain] Consolidation Items [Domain] Operating segments Operating Segments [Member] Eliminations Intersegment Eliminations [Member] Entertainment Golf Debt Investments Debt Investments [Member] Debt Investments [Member] Corporate Corporate Segment [Member] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets by Major Class [Axis] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets by Major Class [Axis] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Major Class Name [Domain] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Major Class Name [Domain] Leasehold intangibles Leasehold Intangibles Information pertaining to Leashold intangibles. Segment Reporting Information [Line Items] Segment Reporting Information [Line Items] Revenues Revenues [Abstract] Golf course operations Revenue, Net Sales of food and beverages Food and Beverage Revenue Total revenues Revenues Operating costs Costs and Expenses [Abstract] Operating expenses Operating Costs and Expenses Cost of sales - food and beverages Cost of Goods and Services Sold General and administrative expense GeneralAndAdministrativeExpense1 The aggregate total of expenses of managing and administering the affairs of an entity, including affiliates of the reporting entity, which are not directly or indirectly associated with the manufacture, sale or creation of a product or product line. Specific to general and administrative expense, as depicted in disclosures of segment reporting. General and administrative expense - acquisition and transaction expenses (B) Acquisition and transaction expenses This element represents acquisition-related costs incurred to effect a business combination which costs have been expensed during the period. Such costs include finder's fees; advisory, legal, accounting, valuation, and other professional or consulting fees; general administrative costs, including the costs of maintaining an internal acquisitions department; and may include costs of registering and issuing debt and equity securities. Management fee and termination payment to affiliate Management and Termination Fees, Related Party Management and Termination Fees, Related Party Depreciation and amortization Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Impairment Other than Temporary Impairment Losses, Investments Realized and unrealized loss on investments Total operating costs Operating Expenses Operating (loss) income Operating Income (Loss) Other income (expenses) Nonoperating Income (Expense) [Abstract] Interest and investment income Interest and Dividend Income, Operating Interest expense, net Interest Income (Expense), Nonoperating, Net Gain (loss) on extinguishment of debt Gain (Loss) on Extinguishment of Debt Gain on deconsolidation Deconsolidation, Gain (Loss), Amount Other (loss) income, net Inter-segment elimination Intersegment Elimination, Nonoperating Income (Expense) Intersegment Elimination, Nonoperating Income (Expense) Total other income Nonoperating Gains (Losses) Income tax expense (benefit) Income Tax Expense (Benefit) (Loss) Income from continuing operations Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations, Net of Tax, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Income from discontinued operations Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Net (Loss) Income Net Income (Loss), Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Preferred dividends Preferred Stock Dividends, Income Statement Impact Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax, Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest (Loss) Income Applicable To Common Stockholders Net Income (Loss) Available to Common Stockholders, Basic (Loss) Income Applicable To Common Stockholders Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax, Attributable to Parent Total assets Assets Total liabilities Liabilities Preferred stock Preferred Stock, Value, Issued Equity attributable to common stockholders Equity attributable to common stockholders Net total of assets over liabilities, excluding preferred stock and the value of noncontrolling interests. Additions to property and equipment (including capital leases) during the year ended December 31, 2016 Property, Plant and Equipment, Gross, Period Increase (Decrease) Operating leases, rent expense Operating Leases, Rent Expense Amortization Amortization of Intangible Assets Accretion of membership deposit liabilities Accretion of Customer Advances or Deposits, Net Accretion of Customer Advances or Deposits, Net Capitalized interest Interest Costs Capitalized Equity method investments Equity Method Investments Schedule of Variable Interest Entities [Table] Schedule of Variable Interest Entities [Table] CDO VI CDO VI [Member] Debt obligations (bonds payable) to CDO VI. Variable Interest Entities [Axis] Variable Interest Entities [Axis] Variable Interest Entity, Classification [Domain] Variable Interest Entity, Classification [Domain] VIEs Variable Interest Entity, Primary Beneficiary [Member] Variable Interest Entity [Line Items] Variable Interest Entity [Line Items] Restricted cash generated from sale of securities Restricted cash generated from sale of securities The net cash inflow for the increase associated with funds that are not available for withdrawal or use (such as funds held in escrow) and are associated with underlying transactions that are classified as investing activities. These funds are generated from the sale of securities. Restricted cash generated from sale of loans Restricted cash generated from sale of loans The net cash inflow for the increase associated with funds that are not available for withdrawal or use (such as funds held in escrow) and are associated with underlying transactions that are classified as investing activities. These funds are generated from the sale of loans. Restricted cash generated from pay downs on securities and loans Restricted cash generated from paydowns on securities and loans The net cash inflow for the increase associated with funds that are not available for withdrawal or use (such as funds held in escrow) and are associated with underlying transactions that are classified as investing activities. These funds are generated from the paydown of securities and loans. Restricted cash used for repayments of CDO and other bonds payable Restricted cash used for repayments of CDO bonds payable The net cash outflow for the decrease associated with funds that are not available for withdrawal or use (such as funds held in escrow) and are associated with underlying transactions that are classified as investing activities. These funds were used for repayments of CDO bonds payable. CDO VI deconsolidation: Supplemental non-cash investing and financing activities relating to CDOs Real estate securities Real Estate Securities Real Estate Securities Restricted cash Restricted Cash CDO and other bonds payable CDO and Other Bonds Payable CDO and Other Bonds Payable Statement of Financial Position [Abstract] Statement [Table] Statement [Table] Class of Stock [Axis] Class of Stock [Axis] Class of Stock [Domain] Class of Stock [Domain] Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Series B Preferred Stock [Member] Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Series C Preferred Stock [Member] Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Series D Preferred Stock [Member] Statement [Line Items] Statement [Line Items] Preferred stock, par value (in dollars per share) Preferred Stock, Par or Stated Value Per Share Preferred stock, shares authorized (in shares) Preferred Stock, Shares Authorized Preferred stock, shares issued (in shares) Preferred Stock, Shares Issued Preferred stock, shares outstanding (in shares) Preferred Stock, Shares Outstanding Preferred stock, dividend rate (as percent) Preferred Stock, Dividend Rate, Percentage Preferred stock liquidation preference (in dollars per share) Preferred Stock, Liquidation Preference Per Share Common stock, par value (in dollars per share) Common Stock, Par or Stated Value Per Share Common stock, shares authorized (in shares) Common Stock, Shares Authorized Common stock, shares issued (in shares) Common Stock, Shares, Issued Common stock, shares outstanding (in shares) Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding Schedule of accumulated other comprehensive income Schedule of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Table Text Block] Schedule of realized/unrealized (gain) loss on investments and other income (loss), net Gain (Loss) on Investments [Table Text Block] Schedule of reclassification from accumulated other comprehensive income into net income Reclassification out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income [Table Text Block] Schedule of useful lives of property, plant, and equipment Schedule of useful lives of property, plant, and equipment [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of useful lives of property, plant and equipment. Schedule of amortization period for intangible assets Schedule of Amortization Period Tabular disclosure of useful lives utilized in amortization. Schedule of restricted cash from continuing operations Restrictions on Cash and Cash Equivalents [Table Text Block] Schedule of supplemental non-cash investing and financing activities relating to CDOs Schedule of Cash Flow, Supplemental Disclosures [Table Text Block] Schedule of other current assets Schedule of Other Current Assets [Table Text Block] Schedule of other assets Schedule of Other Assets, Noncurrent [Table Text Block] Schedule of other current liabilities Other Current Liabilities [Table Text Block] Schedule of other liabilities Other Noncurrent Liabilities [Table Text Block] Schedule of amortization of discount and premium and other amortization Schedule of accretion of discount and other amortization [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of discount accretion and other amortization. Stockholders' Equity Note [Abstract] Schedule of Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award [Table] Schedule of Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award [Table] Antidilutive Securities [Axis] Antidilutive Securities [Axis] Antidilutive Securities, Name [Domain] Antidilutive Securities, Name [Domain] Stock Option Employee Stock Option [Member] Award Type [Axis] Award Type [Axis] Equity Award [Domain] Equity Award [Domain] Award Date [Axis] Award Date [Axis] Award Date [Domain] Award Date [Domain] Various Various Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. 2002 - 2007 2002-2007 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Mar-11 Mar-11 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Sep-11 Sep-11 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Apr-12 Apr-12 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. May-12 May-12 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Jul-12 Jul-12 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Jan-13 Jan-13 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Feb-13 Feb-13 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Jun-13 Jun-13 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Nov-13 Nov-13 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Aug-14 Aug-14 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Prior to 2008 Prior to 2008 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Oct-12 Oct-12 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Sep-13 Sep-13 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. 2014 2014 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. 2015 Date of Grant 30 [Member] Date of Grant 30 [Member] 2016 Date of Grant 17 [Member] Date of Grant 17 [Member] 2002-2007 2002-2004 Date or year of grant of equity-based compensation. Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items] Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items] Stock options outstanding (in shares) Share-based Compensation, Shares Authorized under Stock Option Plans, Exercise Price Range, Number of Outstanding Options Number of Options, (in shares) Share-based Compensation, Shares Authorized under Stock Option Plans, Exercise Price Range, Number of Exercisable Options Options exercisable (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercisable, Number Weighted Average Strike Price (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Weighted Average Exercise Price Fair value at date of grant Fair value at date of grant The grant-date fair value of options granted during the reporting period as calculated by applying the disclosed option pricing methodology. Intrinsic value Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Intrinsic Value Schedule of debt obligations Schedule of Debt [Table Text Block] Schedule of future minimum lease payments under capital leases Schedule of Future Minimum Lease Payments for Capital Leases [Table Text Block] Schedule of contractual maturities of debt obligations Schedule of Maturities of Long-term Debt [Table Text Block] Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Table] Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Table] Geographical [Axis] Geographical [Axis] Geographical [Domain] Geographical [Domain] Annandale, New Jersey Annandale, New Jersey [Member] Annandale, New Jersey [Member] Held-for-sale Disposal Group, Held-for-sale, Not Discontinued Operations [Member] Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Additional Disclosures by Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Line Items] Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Additional Disclosures by Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Line Items] Other Assets, Current [Abstract] Other Assets, Current [Abstract] Other Assets, Current [Abstract] Loans, held for sale, net Prepaid expenses Prepaid Expense, Current Interest receivable Interest Receivable, Current Deposits Deposits Assets, Current Inventory Inventory, Net Derivative assets Derivative Asset, Current Residential mortgage loans, held-for-sale, net Loans Receivable Held-for-sale, Amount Receivables from brokers, dealers and clearing organizations Receivables from Brokers-Dealers and Clearing Organizations Miscellaneous current assets, net Other Assets, Miscellaneous, Current Other current assets Other Assets, Current Number of real estate properties Number of Real Estate Properties Expected period to close on property Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Expected Closing Period for Sale of Property Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Expected Closing Period for Sale of Property Other Assets Other Assets, Noncurrent [Abstract] Prepaid expenses Prepaid Expense, Noncurrent Deposits Deposits Assets, Noncurrent Derivative assets Derivative Asset, Noncurrent Miscellaneous assets, net Other Assets, Miscellaneous, Noncurrent Other assets Other Assets, Noncurrent Quarterly Financial Information Disclosure [Abstract] Schedule of quarterly unaudited summary information Quarterly Financial Information [Table Text Block] Fair Value Measurements, Recurring and Nonrecurring [Table] Fair Value Measurements, Recurring and Nonrecurring [Table] Major Types of Debt and Equity Securities [Axis] Major Types of Debt and Equity Securities [Axis] Major Types of Debt and Equity Securities [Domain] Major Types of Debt and Equity Securities [Domain] ABS - Non-Agency RMBS Residential Mortgage Backed Securities [Member] Derivative Instrument [Axis] Derivative Instrument [Axis] Derivative Contract [Domain] Derivative Contract [Domain] Interest rate cap Interest Rate Cap [Member] Measurement Frequency [Axis] Measurement Frequency [Axis] Fair Value, Measurement Frequency [Domain] Fair Value, Measurement Frequency [Domain] Measured on a Recurring Basis Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] Fair Value, Hierarchy [Axis] Fair Value, Hierarchy [Axis] Fair Value Hierarchy [Domain] Fair Value Hierarchy [Domain] Level 2 Fair Value, Inputs, Level 2 [Member] Level 3 Fair Value, Inputs, Level 3 [Member] Valuation Technique [Axis] Valuation Technique [Axis] Valuation Technique [Domain] Valuation Technique [Domain] Market Quotations (Unobservable) Market Approach Valuation Technique [Member] Internal Pricing Models Internal Pricing Models [Member] Internal Pricing Models [Member] Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items] Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items] Assets: Derivative assets not treated as hedge Derivative Instruments Not Designated as Hedging Instruments, Asset, at Fair Value Derivative [Table] Derivative [Table] Expected reclassification of deferred hedges from accumulated other comprehensive income (“AOCI”) into earnings over the next 12 months Deferred [Member] Information pertaining to net deferred hedge (gains) and losses. Hedging Designation [Axis] Hedging Designation [Axis] Hedging Designation [Domain] Hedging Designation [Domain] Designated as hedging instrument Designated as Hedging Instrument [Member] Derivative [Line Items] Derivative [Line Items] Cash flow hedges Cash Flow Hedge Gain (Loss) to be Reclassified within Twelve Months Equity [Abstract] Schedule of Stock by Class [Table] Schedule of Stock by Class [Table] Plan Name [Axis] Plan Name [Axis] Plan Name [Domain] Plan Name [Domain] 2014 Plan Share Based Compensation Plan, 2014 [Member] Share Based Compensation Plan, 2014 [Member] 2015 Plan Share Based Compensation Plan, 2015 [Member] Share Based Compensation Plan, 2015 [Member] 2016 Plan Share Based Compensation Plan, 2016 [Member] Share Based Compensation Plan, 2016 [Member] 2017 Plan Share Based Compensation Plan, 2017 [Member] Share Based Compensation Plan, 2017 [Member] Tax Benefits Preservation Plan Tax Benefits Preservation Plan [Member] Tax Benefits Preservation Plan [Member] Legal Entity [Axis] Legal Entity [Axis] Entity [Domain] Entity [Domain] New Residential Spin-Off New Residential Spin-Off [Member] Information pertaining to the New Residential Spin-Off. New Senior Spin-Off New Senior Spin-Off [Member] Information pertaining to the New Senior Spin-Off. Related Party [Axis] Related Party [Axis] Related Party [Domain] Related Party [Domain] Issued to the independent directors Director [Member] Held by the Manager Management [Member] Common Stock Common Stock [Member] Series E Preferred Stock Series E Preferred Stock [Member] Investment Type [Axis] Investment Type [Axis] Investments [Domain] Investments [Domain] Real Estate Investment with a Non-Controlling Interest Real Estate Investment with a Non-Controlling Interest [Member] Real Estate Investment with a Non-Controlling Interest [Member] Class of Stock [Line Items] Class of Stock [Line Items] Potentially dilutive common stock equivalents excluded from diluted EPS calculation due to loss Potentially Dilutive Securities Excluded from Computation of Earnings Per Share, Amount Potentially Dilutive Securities Excluded from Computation of Earnings Per Share, Amount Dilutive common stock equivalents (in shares) Incremental Common Shares Attributable to Dilutive Effect of Share-based Payment Arrangements Antidilutive common stock equivalents (in shares) Antidilutive Securities Excluded from Computation of Earnings Per Share, Amount Shares of common stock issued for compensation (in shares) Stock Issued During Period, Shares, Share-based Compensation, Net of Forfeitures Stock split ratio Stockholders' Equity Note, Stock Split, Conversion Ratio Authorized shares under plan (in share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Number of Shares Authorized Options granted to managers as percentage of shares sold in public offerings (as percent) Options granted to managers as percentage of shares sold in public offerings Percent of shares sold in an offering in computing stock options to be granted to the Manager not subject to the 2014 Plan. Expiration period Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Expiration Period Issuance of stock options - equitable adjustment (in shares) Issuance of stock options - equitable adjustment Number of share options issued open equitable adjustment in order to account for the impact of the return of capital distributions. Share price (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Vested and Expected to Vest, Exercisable, Weighted Average Exercise Price Director awards granted on joining the board, per director (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Non-Option Equity Instruments, Granted Exercisable period options granted to managers Exercisable Period Options granted to managers Exercisable Period Options granted to managers Exercisable periods for options granted to managers Options, Vested and Expected to Vest, Exercisable Options, Vested and Expected to Vest, Exercisable Stock options converted in spin-off (in shares) Stock options converted in spin-off Number of options held by FIG LLC, the Manager, or by its directors, officers or employees, that were converted into an adjusted Newcastle option and a new New Residential option at the spin-off of New Residential. Strike price adjustment for spin-off (in dollars per share) Strike price adjustment for spin-off Adjustment to strike price of options during the period due to spin-off of an entity. 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Cost incurred with stock issuance Payments of Stock Issuance Costs Preferred stock, shares outstanding (in shares) Other investments SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES Significant Accounting Policies [Text Block] Schedule of Long-term Debt Instruments [Table] Schedule of Long-term Debt Instruments [Table] Total debt obligations Debt Securities Payable [Member] FNMA/FHLMC securities FNMA/FHLMC Securities Repurchase Agreements [Member] Debentures, notes, and other debt securities issued by US government agencies, for example, but not limited to, Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA or Ginnie Mae). Excludes US treasury securities and debt issued by government-sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), for example, but is not limited to, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC or Freddie Mac), Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA or Fannie Mae), and the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB). 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Schedule of Investments [Table] Schedule of Investments [Table] Traditional golf properties Real Estate Investment [Member] Debt and equity securities Securities Investment [Member] Oregon and California Oregon and California [Member] Oregon and California [Member] New Jersey NEW JERSEY Schedule of Investments [Line Items] Schedule of Investments [Line Items] Valuation allowance (reversal) on loans Provision for Loan, Lease, and Other Losses Impairment of assets held for use Impairment of Long-Lived Assets Held-for-use Real estate properties Real Estate Investment Property, Net Impairment of assets held for sale Disposal Group, Not Discontinued Operation, Loss (Gain) on Write-down TRANSACTIONS WITH AFFILIATES AND AFFILIATED ENTITIES Related Party Transactions Disclosure [Text Block] Statement of Stockholders' Equity [Abstract] Total Drive Shack Inc. Stockholders' Equity Parent [Member] Preferred Stock Preferred Stock [Member] Additional Paid in Capital Additional Paid-in Capital [Member] Accumulated Deficit Retained Earnings [Member] Accumulated Other Comp. Income (Loss) AOCI Attributable to Parent [Member] Noncontrolling Interest Noncontrolling Interest [Member] Increase (Decrease) in Stockholders' Equity [Roll Forward] Increase (Decrease) in Stockholders' Equity [Roll Forward] Balance, beginning Stockholders' Equity, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Balance, beginning (in shares) Shares, Issued Dividends declared Dividends Issuance of common stock Stock Issued During Period, Value, New Issues Issuance of common stock (in shares) Stock Issued During Period, Shares, New Issues Comprehensive income (loss) Comprehensive income (loss) Net income (loss) Deconsolidation of net unrealized gain on securities Other comprehensive loss Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Excluding Deconsolidation, Net of Tax, Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Excluding Deconsolidation, Net of Tax, Balance, ending Balance, ending (in shares) Number of reportable segments Number of Reportable Segments Number of properties in United States Number of states the properties are located Number of States in which Entity Operates Schedule of results of operations from discontinued operations Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Table Text Block] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Table] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Table] Net unrealized gain on securities Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Line Items] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Line Items] Accumulated other comprehensive income Impairment (reversal) Other than Temporary Impairment Losses, Investments, Available-for-sale Securities Total Realized and unrealized gain on investments, net, from investments transferred into Level 3 during the period Gain (Loss) on Investments Transferred Gain (Loss) on Investments Transferred Schedule of real estate securities holdings Marketable Securities [Table Text Block] Schedule of credit losses on debt securities