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Schedule of stock option fair value assumptions Schedule of Share-based Payment Award, Stock Options, Valuation Assumptions [Table Text Block] Summary of changes in RSUs Disclosure of Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award [Table Text Block] Schedule of amounts used in computing basic and diluted EPS Schedule of Earnings Per Share, Basic and Diluted [Table Text Block] Property, Plant and Equipment [Abstract] Schedule of property and equipment Property, Plant and Equipment [Table Text Block] Segment Reporting [Abstract] SEGMENT REPORTING Segment Reporting Disclosure [Text Block] Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table] Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table] Segments [Axis] Segments [Axis] Segments [Domain] Segments [Domain] Entertainment Golf Traditional Golf Segment [Member] Traditional Golf Segment [Member] Consolidation Items [Axis] Consolidation Items [Axis] Consolidation Items [Domain] Consolidation Items [Domain] Operating Segments Operating Segments [Member] Segment Reporting Information [Line Items] Segment Reporting Information [Line Items] Number of reportable segments Number of Reportable Segments Number of golf properties Number of Real Estate Properties Number of states in which properties owned Number of States in which Entity Operates Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract] Fair Value, Recurring and Nonrecurring [Table] Fair Value, Recurring and Nonrecurring [Table] Measurement Basis [Axis] Measurement Basis [Axis] Fair Value Measurement [Domain] Fair Value Measurement [Domain] Portion at Fair Value Measurement [Member] Portion at Fair Value Measurement [Member] Carrying Value Reported Value Measurement [Member] Estimated Fair Value Estimate of Fair Value Measurement [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 Assets, Fair Value Disclosure [Abstract] Real estate securities, available-for-sale Debt Securities, Available-for-sale Cash and cash equivalents Cash and Cash Equivalents, at Carrying Value Restricted cash, current and noncurrent Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents Liabilities Liabilities, Fair Value Disclosure [Abstract] Junior subordinated notes payable Junior Subordinated Notes Traditional Golf Entertainment Golf [Member] Entertainment Golf [Member] Corporate Corporate Segment [Member] Product and Service [Axis] Product and Service [Axis] Product and Service [Domain] Product and Service [Domain] Golf operations Golf Operations [Member] Golf Operations [Member] Food and beverages Food and Beverage [Member] Revenues Revenues [Abstract] Total revenues Revenue from Contract with Customer, Excluding Assessed Tax Operating costs Operating 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 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. Depreciation and amortization Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Pre-opening costs Pre-Opening Costs Impairment Other than Temporary Impairment Losses, Investments Realized and unrealized (gain) loss on investments Gain (Loss) on Investments Total operating costs Operating Expenses Operating income (loss) Operating Income (Loss) Other income (expenses) Other Income and Expenses [Abstract] Interest and investment income Interest and Dividend Income, Operating Interest expense Interest Expense Capitalized interest Interest Costs Capitalized Adjustment Other (loss) income, net Other Nonoperating Gains (Losses) Total other income (expenses) Nonoperating Gains (Losses) Income tax expense Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Net Loss Net Income (Loss), Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Preferred dividends Preferred Stock Dividends, Income Statement Impact Loss Applicable to Common Stockholders Net Income (Loss) Available to Common Stockholders, Basic 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 finance leases) during the six months ended June 30, 2019 Property, Plant and Equipment, Additions Rental expenses recorded under operating leases Operating Lease, Expense Rental expenses recorded under operating leases Operating Leases, Rent Expense Severance expenses Severance Costs Accretion of membership deposit liabilities Accretion Expense Equity method investment Equity Method Investments Schedule of segment reporting Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table Text Block] Investments, Debt and Equity Securities [Abstract] Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Table] Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Table] Financial Instrument [Axis] Financial Instrument [Axis] Financial Instruments [Domain] Financial Instruments [Domain] ABS - Non-Agency RMBS Residential Mortgage Backed Securities [Member] Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items] Debt Securities, Available-for-sale [Line Items] Outstanding Face Amount Investment Owned, Balance, Principal Amount Before Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis Before Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis Amortized Cost basis of real estate securities before any impairment charges. Other-Than-Temporary Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis Other than Temporary Impairment, Credit Losses Recognized in Earnings, Credit Losses on Debt Securities Held After Impairment - Amortized Cost Basis Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Amortized Cost Gross Unrealized Gains Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Accumulated Gross Unrealized Gain, before Tax Gross Unrealized Losses Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Accumulated Gross Unrealized Loss, before Tax Carrying Value Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Current Number of Securities Investment Owned, Balance, Contracts Weighted Average Coupon (as percent) Weighted Average Coupon Weighted average of all coupon rates for each asset type. Weighted Average Yield (as percent) Weighted Average Yield Weighted average of all yield rates for each asset type. Weighted Average Life (Years) Weighted Average Life (Years) Weighted average of the remaining years to maturity for each asset type. Weighted Average Principal Subordination (as percent) Weighted Average Principal Subordination Weighted average of all principal subordination rates for all securities holdings in each asset type. Total outstanding face amount of floating rate securities Total outstanding face amount of floating rate securities Total outstanding face amount of all the company's holdings of floating rate securities. Securities in an unrealized loss position Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Unrealized Loss Position, Number of Positions Schedule of Stock by Class [Table] Schedule of Stock by Class [Table] Subsequent Event Type [Axis] Subsequent Event Type [Axis] Subsequent Event Type [Domain] Subsequent Event Type [Domain] Subsequent event Subsequent Event [Member] Award Type [Axis] Award Type [Axis] Award Type [Domain] Award Type [Domain] Stock options Share-based Payment Arrangement, Option [Member] Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) [Member] Title of Individual [Axis] Title of Individual [Axis] Title of Individual [Domain] Title of Individual [Domain] Directors Director [Member] 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 Redemable Preferred 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Statement [Line Items] Statement [Line Items] Assets Assets [Abstract] Current assets Assets, Current [Abstract] Restricted cash Restricted Cash, Current Accounts receivable, net Accounts Receivable, after Allowance for Credit Loss, Current Real estate assets, held-for-sale, net Real Estate Held-for-sale Real estate securities, available-for-sale Other current assets Other Assets, Current Total current assets Assets, Current Restricted cash, noncurrent Restricted Cash, Noncurrent Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation Property, Plant and Equipment, Net Operating lease right-of-use assets Operating Lease, Right-of-Use Asset Intangibles, net of accumulated amortization Intangible Assets, Net (Excluding Goodwill) Other investments Other assets Other Assets, Noncurrent Total assets Liabilities and Equity Liabilities and Equity [Abstract] Current liabilities Liabilities [Abstract] Obligations under finance leases Long-term Debt and Lease Obligation, Current Deferred revenue Contract with Customer, Liability, Current Accounts payable and accrued expenses Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities, Current Real estate liabilities, held-for-sale Real Estate Liabilities Associated with Assets Held-for-Sale Real Estate Liabilities Associated with Assets Held-for-Sale Other current liabilities Total current liabilities Liabilities, Current Credit facilities and obligations under finance leases - noncurrent Long-term Debt and Lease Obligation Operating lease liabilities - noncurrent Operating Lease, Liability, Noncurrent Junior subordinated notes payable Junior Subordinated Notes, Noncurrent Membership deposit liabilities, noncurrent Deposit Liability, Noncurrent Deposit Liability, Noncurrent Deferred revenue, noncurrent Contract with Customer, Liability, Noncurrent Other liabilities Other Liabilities, Noncurrent Total liabilities Commitments and contingencies Commitments and Contingencies Equity Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent [Abstract] Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 1,347,321 shares of 9.75% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, 496,000 shares of 8.05% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, and 620,000 shares of 8.375% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, liquidation preference $25.00 per share, issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018 Common stock, $0.01 par value, 1,000,000,000 shares authorized, 67,033,104 and 67,027,104 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively Common Stock, Value, Issued Additional paid-in capital Additional Paid in Capital Accumulated deficit Retained Earnings (Accumulated Deficit) Accumulated other comprehensive income Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax Total equity Stockholders' Equity, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Total liabilities and equity Liabilities and Equity PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET OF ACCUMULATED DEPRECIATION 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Vineyard II Golf Vineyard II [Member] Information pertaining to debt related to Golf Vineyard II financing facilities. 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Depicted as a percentage of total debt proceeds. Weighted Average Life (Years) DebtWeightedAverageRemainingLife The weighted average remaining term of maturity of debt instruments, in PnYnMnDTnHnMnS' format, for example, 'P1Y5M13D' represents the reported fact of one year, five months, and thirteen days. Face Amount of Floating Rate Debt Face Amount of Floating Rate Debt The face amount of floating rate debt. 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Including aggregate expense from both continuing and discontinued operations. Amortization of discount and premium Accretion (Amortization) of Discounts and Premiums, Investments Other amortization Other Depreciation and Amortization Amortization of revenue on golf membership deposit liabilities Amortization of Revenue on Golf Membership Deposit Liabilities Amortization of Revenue on Golf Membership Deposit Liabilities Amortization of prepaid golf membership dues Amortization of Prepaid Golf Member Dues Amortization of Prepaid Golf Member Dues Stock-based compensation Share-based Payment Arrangement, Noncash Expense Impairment Equity in earnings from equity method investments, net of distributions IncomeLossFromEquityMethodInvestments1 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. 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Additions to finance lease assets and liabilities Lease Obligation Incurred Additions to property and equipment and accounts payable Capital Expenditures Incurred but Not yet Paid Additions for operating lease right-of-use assets and operating lease liabilities Operating Right-of-Use Assets and Liabilities Operating Right-of-Use Assets and Liabilities Lease terms Debt Instrument, Term Operating Leases Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payment, Due [Abstract] July 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Remainder of Fiscal Year 2020 Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Two 2021 Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Three 2022 Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Four 2023 Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Five Thereafter Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due after Year Five Total minimum lease payments Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Less: imputed interest Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Undiscounted Excess Amount Total lease liabilities Financing Leases Finance Lease, Liability, Payment, Due [Abstract] July 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 Finance Lease, Liability, Payments, Remainder of Fiscal Year 2020 Finance Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Two 2021 Finance Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Three 2022 Finance Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Four 2023 Finance Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Five Thereafter Finance Lease, Liability, Payments, Due after Year Five Total minimum lease payments Finance Lease, Liability, Payment, Due Less: imputed interest Finance Lease, Liability, Undiscounted Excess Amount Total lease liabilities Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Abstract] Schedule of Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Table] Schedule of Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Table] 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] Trade name Trade Names [Member] Leasehold Intangibles Leasehold Intangibles Information pertaining to Leashold intangibles. Management contracts Contractual Rights [Member] Internally-developed software Software Development [Member] Membership base Membership Base Customer relationship that exists between an entity and its customer, for example, but not limited to, tenant relationships. 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