Accounting Policies [Abstract] Property, Plant and Equipment [Table] Property, Plant and Equipment [Table] Property, Plant and Equipment, Type [Axis] Property, Plant and Equipment, Type [Axis] Property, Plant and Equipment, Type [Domain] Property, Plant and Equipment, Type [Domain] Buildings and improvements Building and Building Improvements [Member] Finance leases - equipment Assets Held under Capital Leases [Member] Furniture, fixtures, and equipment Furniture and Fixtures [Member] Statistical Measurement [Axis] Statistical Measurement [Axis] Statistical Measurement [Domain] Statistical Measurement [Domain] Lower Range Minimum [Member] Upper Range Maximum [Member] Property, Plant and Equipment [Line Items] Property, Plant and Equipment [Line Items] Estimated useful lives Property, Plant and Equipment, Useful Life Debt Disclosure [Abstract] Schedule of Long-term Debt Instruments [Table] Schedule of Long-term Debt Instruments [Table] Debt Instrument [Axis] Debt Instrument [Axis] Debt Instrument, Name [Domain] Debt Instrument, Name [Domain] Vineyard II Golf Vineyard II [Member] Information pertaining to debt related to Golf Vineyard II financing facilities. Capital leases - equipment Equipment [Member] Investment Type [Axis] Investment Type [Axis] Investments [Domain] Investments [Domain] Golf Investments Golf Investments [Member] Information pertaining to investments in golf facilities. Debt Instrument [Line Items] Debt Instrument [Line Items] Face amount of debt Debt Instrument, Face Amount Number of installments Debt Instrument, Number of Payment Terms Debt Instrument, Number of Payment Terms Achievement period Period to Achieve Rounds of Golf Period to Achieve Rounds of Golf Rounds of golf Rounds of golf The number of rounds of golf played as of period end date. Variable rate (as percent) Debt Instrument, Variable Rate Debt Instrument, Variable Rate Effective interest rate (as percent) Debt Instrument, Interest Rate, Effective Percentage Lease term Lease term Term of the lessee's leasing arrangement, in 'PnYnMnDTnHnMnS' format, for example, 'P1Y5M13D' represents the reported fact of one year, five months, and thirteen days. Equity [Abstract] Schedule of Earnings Per Share, Diluted, by Common Class, Including Two Class Method [Table] Schedule of Earnings Per Share, Diluted, by Common Class, Including Two Class Method [Table] Award Type [Axis] Award Type [Axis] Award Type [Domain] Award Type [Domain] Options Share-based Payment Arrangement, Option [Member] RSUs Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) [Member] Earnings Per Share, Diluted, by Common Class, Including Two Class Method [Line Items] Earnings Per Share, Diluted, by Common Class, Including Two Class Method [Line Items] Numerator for basic and diluted earnings per share: Numerator for basis and diluted earnings per share: Loss from continuing operations after preferred dividends Income from continuing operations after preferred dividends and noncontrolling interests Net income (loss) from continuing operations after adjustments for dividends on preferred stock and noncontrolling interests. Loss Applicable To Common Stockholders Net Income (Loss) Available to Common Stockholders, Basic Denominator: Denominator: Denominator for basic earnings per share - weighted average shares (in shares) Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Basic Effect of dilutive securities Effect of dilutive securities Options (in shares) Incremental Common Shares Attributable to Dilutive Effect of Share-based Payment Arrangements Denominator for diluted earnings per share - adjusted weighted average shares (in shares) Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Diluted Basic earnings per share: Earnings Per Share [Abstract] (Loss) income from continuing operations per share of common stock, after preferred dividends and noncontrolling interest (in dollars per share) Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations, Per Basic Share (Loss) Income Applicable to Common Stock, per share (in dollars per share) Earnings Per Share, Basic Diluted earnings per share: Earnings Per Share, Diluted [Abstract] (Loss) income from continuing operations per share of common stock, after preferred dividends and noncontrolling interest (in dollars per share) Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations, Per Diluted Share (Loss) Income Applicable to Common Stock, per share (in dollars per share) Earnings Per Share, Diluted Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract] Investment [Table] Investment [Table] Measurement Frequency [Axis] Measurement Frequency [Axis] Measurement Frequency [Domain] Measurement Frequency [Domain] Measured on a Recurring Basis Fair Value, Recurring [Member] Financial Instrument [Axis] Financial Instrument [Axis] Financial Instruments [Domain] Financial Instruments [Domain] ABS - Non-Agency RMBS (E) Residential Mortgage Backed Securities [Member] Fair Value Hierarchy and NAV [Axis] Fair Value Hierarchy and NAV [Axis] Fair Value Hierarchy and NAV [Domain] Fair Value Hierarchy and NAV [Domain] Level 3 Fair Value, Inputs, Level 3 [Member] Investment [Line Items] Investment [Line Items] Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation, Calculation [Roll Forward] Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis, Unobservable Input Reconciliation, Calculation [Roll Forward] Balance, beginning Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset Value Total gains (losses) Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring Basis, Gain (Loss) Included in Earnings [Abstract] Included in other comprehensive income (loss) Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Gain (Loss) Included in Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) Amortization included in interest income Interest and Dividend Income, Securities, Operating Purchases, sales and repayments Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Purchases, (Sales), Issuances, (Settlements) [Abstract] Proceeds Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Settlements Balance, ending Purchases Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Purchases Sales Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Sales Transfers in or out of Level 3 Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Asset, Transfers, Net Schedule of debt obligations Schedule of Debt [Table Text Block] Schedule of contractual maturities of debt obligations Schedule of Maturities of Long-term Debt [Table Text Block] SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES Significant Accounting Policies [Text Block] Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract] Operating Loss Carryforwards [Table] Operating Loss Carryforwards [Table] Tax Credit Carryforward [Axis] Tax Credit Carryforward [Axis] Tax Credit Carryforward, Name [Domain] Tax Credit Carryforward, Name [Domain] Capital Loss Carryforward Capital Loss Carryforward [Member] Operating Loss Carryforwards [Line Items] Operating Loss Carryforwards [Line Items] Net operating loss carryforwards Operating Loss Carryforwards Capital loss carryforward Tax Credit Carryforward, Amount Receivable related to AMT credits Income Taxes Receivable Unrecognized tax benefits Unrecognized Tax Benefits that Would Impact Effective Tax Rate Increase in income taxes receivable related to tax cuts and jobs act Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Increase (Decrease) in Income Taxes Receivable Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Increase (Decrease) in Income Taxes Receivable Revenue from Contract with Customer [Abstract] REVENUES Revenue from Contract with Customer [Text Block] Fair Value, Recurring and Nonrecurring [Table] Fair Value, Recurring and Nonrecurring [Table] Measurement Input Type [Axis] Measurement Input Type [Axis] Measurement Input Type [Domain] Measurement Input Type [Domain] Discount Rate Measurement Input, Discount Rate [Member] Prepayment Speed Measurement Input, Prepayment Rate [Member] Cumulative Default Rate Measurement Input, Default Rate [Member] Loss Severity Measurement Input, Loss Severity [Member] Asset Class [Axis] Asset Class [Axis] Asset Class [Domain] Asset Class [Domain] ABS - Non-Agency RMBS Real Estate Securities Available For Sale [Member] The amount of real estate securities available for sale, as depicted on the company's schedule of carrying value and fair value. 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] Amortized Cost Basis Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Amortized Cost Real estate securities, available-for-sale Debt Securities, Available-for-sale Weighted Average Significant Input Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Measurement Input Total debt obligations Debt Securities Payable [Member] Credit Facilities and Capital Leases Total Golf Credit Facilities [Member] Information pertaining to debt related to total Golf credit facilities. Finance Leases (Equipment) Capital Lease Obligations [Member] Less current portion of obligations under finance leases Capital Leases, Current Portion [Member] Capital Leases, Current Portion [Member] Credit facilities and obligations under finance leases - noncurrent Credit Facilities and Capital Leases, Long-term Portion [Member] Credit Facilities and Capital Leases, Long-term Portion [Member] Junior subordinated notes payable Junior Subordinated Debt [Member] Variable Rate [Axis] Variable Rate [Axis] Variable Rate [Domain] Variable Rate [Domain] LIBOR London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) [Member] Outstanding Face Amount Carrying Value Long-term Debt Weighted Average Coupon - rate Debt, Weighted Average Interest Rate Weighted Average Funding Cost Weighted Average Funding Cost The weighted average funding cost of the instrument, including hedges. Depicted as a percentage of total debt proceeds. Weighted Average Life 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. Less current portion of obligations under finance leases Long-term Debt and Lease Obligation, Current Credit facilities and obligations under finance leases - noncurrent Long-term Debt and Lease Obligation Weighted Average Coupon - spread on basis for variable rate Debt Instrument, Basis Spread on Variable Rate Segment Reporting [Abstract] Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table] Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table] Product and Service [Axis] Product and Service [Axis] Product and Service [Domain] Product and Service [Domain] Golf operations Golf Operations [Member] Golf Operations [Member] Sales of food and beverages Food and Beverage [Member] Consolidation Items [Axis] Consolidation Items [Axis] Consolidation Items [Domain] Consolidation Items [Domain] Operating segments Operating Segments [Member] Segments [Axis] Segments [Axis] Segments [Domain] Segments [Domain] Entertainment Golf Entertainment Golf [Member] Entertainment Golf [Member] Traditional Golf Traditional Golf Segment [Member] Traditional Golf Segment [Member] Corporate Corporate Segment [Member] Segment Reporting Information [Line Items] Segment Reporting Information [Line Items] Revenues Revenues [Abstract] Total revenues Revenues Operating costs Costs and Expenses [Abstract] Operating expenses Operating 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. 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 Pre-opening costs Pre-Opening Costs Impairment and other losses Other than Temporary Impairment Losses, Investments Realized and unrealized loss on investments Gain (Loss) on Investments Total operating costs Costs and 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 Interest Expense Capitalized interest Interest Costs Capitalized Adjustment Other income (loss), 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 Total assets Assets Total liabilities Liabilities Preferred stock Preferred Stock, Value, Issued Equity (loss) 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 year ended December 31, 2018 Property, Plant and Equipment, Gross, Period Increase (Decrease) Operating leases, rent expense Operating Lease, Expense Operating leases, rent expense Operating Leases, Rent Expense Severance expenses Severance Costs Accretion of membership deposit liabilities Accretion of Customer Advances or Deposits, Net Accretion of Customer Advances or Deposits, Net Equity method investments Equity Method Investments Property, Plant and Equipment [Abstract] Management Service Management Service [Member] Geographical [Axis] Geographical [Axis] Geographical [Domain] Geographical [Domain] California CALIFORNIA Traditional Golf Properties and Related Facilities Traditional Golf Properties and Related Facilities [Member] Traditional Golf Properties and Related Facilities [Member] Land Land [Member] Buildings and improvements Building Improvements [Member] Disposal Group Classification [Axis] Disposal Group Classification [Axis] Disposal Group Classification [Domain] Disposal Group Classification [Domain] Held-for-sale Disposal Group, Held-for-sale, Not Discontinued Operations [Member] Disposed of by sale Disposal Group, Disposed of by Sale, Not Discontinued Operations [Member] Disposal Group Name [Axis] Disposal Group Name [Axis] Disposal Group Name [Domain] Disposal Group Name [Domain] Golf Properties Golf Properties [Member] Golf Properties [Member] Depreciation Depreciation Managements agreement, term Revenue, Performance Obligation, Description of Timing Number of properties held for sale Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Number of Properties Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Number of Properties Carrying value of property Real Estate Held-for-sale Property, plant and equipment Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Property, Plant and Equipment Other assets Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Other Assets Valuation Allowance [Table] Valuation Allowance [Table] Valuation Allowance by Deferred Tax Asset [Axis] Valuation Allowance by Deferred Tax Asset [Axis] Deferred Tax Asset [Domain] Deferred Tax Asset [Domain] Increase due to current year operations Current Year Income [Member] Current Year Income [Member] Valuation Allowance [Line Items] Valuation Allowance [Line Items] Changes in deferred tax asset valuation allowance: Changes in deferred tax asset valuation allowance: [Roll Forward] December 31, 2018 Deferred Tax Assets, Valuation Allowance Change in valuation allowance Valuation Allowance, Deferred Tax Asset, Increase (Decrease), Amount December 31, 2019 Investments, Debt and Equity Securities [Abstract] Schedule of real estate securities holdings Marketable Securities [Table Text Block] Number of Options Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding [Roll Forward] Beginning Balance (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Number Granted (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Grants in Period, Gross Forfeited (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Forfeitures in Period Ending Balance (in shares) Exercisable, Number of Options (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercisable, Number Weighted Average Strike Price Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Weighted Average Exercise Price [Abstract] Beginning Balance (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Weighted Average Exercise Price Granted (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Grants in Period, Weighted Average Exercise Price Forfeited (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Forfeitures in Period, Weighted Average Exercise Price Ending Balance (in dollars per share) Exercisable, Weighted Average Strike Price (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercisable, Weighted Average Exercise Price Weighted Average Life Remaining (in years) Weighted Average Life Remaining Outstanding Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term Exercisable Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercisable, Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Percent [Abstract] Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Percent [Abstract] Provision at the statutory rate Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, at Federal Statutory Income Tax Rate, Percent Permanent items Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Nondeductible Expense, Percent State and local taxes Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, State and Local Income Taxes, Percent Valuation allowance Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Change in Deferred Tax Assets Valuation Allowance, Percent Effects of change in tax rate Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Percent Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Percent Unrecognized tax benefits Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Percent Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Percent Tax credits Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Tax Credit, Percent Other Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation,Other Reconciling Items, Percent Total benefit Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Percent Other than Temporary Impairment Losses, Investments [Abstract] Summary of amounts recorded in the statement of operations for OTTI Summary Of Amounts Recorded In The Statement Of Operations For OTTI [Table Text Block] Summarization of information determined to be disclosed concerning other than temporary impairments (OTTI) of investments reported in the statement of income. Reconciliation of Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Excluding Amounts Pertaining to Examined Tax Returns [Roll Forward] Reconciliation of Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Excluding Amounts Pertaining to Examined Tax Returns [Roll Forward] Balance as of December 31, 2018 Unrecognized Tax Benefits Increase due to tax positions of current year Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Increase Resulting from Current Period Tax Positions Balance as of December 31, 2019 (Gain) on settlement of real estate securities Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Realized Gain 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 (gain) loss on settlement of non-hedge derivatives, net Gain (Loss) On Settlement Of Non-hedge Derivatives Gain (Loss) On Settlement Of Non-hedge Derivatives (Gain) loss on settlement of loans held-for-sale Gain (Loss) on Sales of Mortgage Loans Gain (Loss) on Sales of Mortgage Loans Unrealized loss on securities, intent-to-sell Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, 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 sale of long-lived assets and intangibles Gain (Loss) on Disposition of Assets (Loss) 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. (Loss) on extinguishment of debt, net Extinguishment of Debt, Gain (Loss), Net of Tax Collateral management fee income, net Fee Income, Nonoperating Fee Income, Nonoperating Equity in earnings of equity method investments 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. Other (loss) (A) Other Nonoperating Income (Expense) Other income, net Net loss related to settlement of legal dispute Gain (Loss) Related to Litigation Settlement 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] Revenue Recognition and Deferred Revenue Revenue from Contract with Customer [Policy Text Block] Leases Lessee, Leases [Policy Text Block] General and Administrative Expense Selling, General and Administrative Expenses, Policy [Policy Text Block] Pre-Opening Costs Start-up Activities, Cost Policy [Policy Text Block] Deferred Costs Deferred Charges, Policy [Policy Text Block] Interest Expense, Net Interest Expense, Policy [Policy Text Block] Stock-Based Compensation Expense, Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units or RSUs Share-based Payment Arrangement [Policy Text Block] Property and Equipment, Net Property, Plant and Equipment, Policy [Policy Text Block] Real Estate, Held-for-Sale Real Estate Held for Development and Sale, Policy [Policy Text Block] Real Estate Securities and Impairment of Securities Marketable Securities, Policy [Policy Text Block] Intangibles, Net 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] Other Investment Equity Method Investments [Policy Text Block] Cash and Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash Cash and Cash Equivalents, Policy [Policy Text Block] Accounts Receivables, Net Receivable [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. Accrued Rent Accrued Rent, Policy [Policy Text Block] Accrued Rent, 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] Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Abstract] 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. Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets [Axis] Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets [Axis] Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets, Major Class Name [Domain] Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets, Major Class Name [Domain] Nonamortizable liquor licenses Licensing Agreements [Member] Gross Carrying Amount Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Gross Accumulated Amortization Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Accumulated Amortization Net Carrying Value Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Net Nonamortizable liquor licenses Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets (Excluding Goodwill) Total intangibles, Gross Carrying Amount Intangible Assets, Gross (Excluding Goodwill) Total intangibles, Net Carrying Value Intangible Assets, Net (Excluding Goodwill) Amortization of Intangible Assets Amortization of Intangible Assets Schedule of provision for income taxes Schedule of Components of Income Tax Expense (Benefit) [Table Text Block] Summary of reconciliation of the unrecognized tax benefits Summary of Income Tax Contingencies [Table Text Block] Schedule of effective income tax reconciliation Schedule of Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation [Table Text Block] Schedule of deferred tax assets Schedule of Deferred Tax Assets and Liabilities [Table Text Block] Schedule of change in deferred tax asset valuation allowance Summary of Valuation Allowance [Table Text Block] Statement of Cash Flows [Abstract] Cash Flows From Operating Activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities [Abstract] Net loss Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities: Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income (Loss) to Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities [Abstract] Depreciation and amortization DepreciationDepletionAndAmortizationIncludingDiscontinuedOperations The aggregate expense recognized in the current period that allocates the cost of tangible assets, intangible assets, or depleting assets to periods that benefit from use of the assets. 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 Net interest income on investments accrued to principal balance InterestIncomeOnInvestmentsAccruedToPrincipalBalance Interest income on investments accrued to principal balance. As a noncash item, it is an adjustment to net income when calculating cash provided by or used in operations using the indirect method. 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 member dues Amortization of Prepaid Golf Member Dues Amortization of Prepaid Golf Member Dues Non-cash operating lease expense Noncash Operating Lease Expense Noncash Operating Lease Expense Stock based compensation Share-based Payment Arrangement, Noncash Expense Equity in earnings from equity method investment 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. Other (gains) losses, net Other Noncash Income (Expense) Realized and unrealized (gain) loss on investments Marketable Securities, Gain (Loss) Loss on extinguishment of debt, net Gain (Loss) on Extinguishment of Debt Change in: Increase (Decrease) in Operating Capital [Abstract] Accounts receivable, net, other current assets and other assets - noncurrent Increase (Decrease) in Accounts Receivable and Other Operating Assets Accounts payable and accrued expenses, deferred revenue, other current liabilities and other liabilities - noncurrent Increase (Decrease) in Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities Net cash used in operating activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities Cash Flows From Investing Activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities [Abstract] Proceeds from sale of property and equipment Proceeds from Sale of Property, Plant, and Equipment Deposits received on real estate held-for-sale Proceeds from Deposits on Real Estate Sales Acquisition and additions of property and equipment and intangibles Payments to Acquire Productive Assets Proceeds from sale of securities and loans Proceeds from Sale of Debt Securities, Available-for-sale Principal repayments from investments Principal repayments from investments The cash inflow associated with maturities (principal being due), repayments and calls (payments before maturities) of securities held for investment purposes. Net payments for settlement of TBAs Payments for (Proceeds from) Derivative Instrument, Investing Activities Contributions to equity method investment Payments to Acquire Equity Method Investments Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities Cash Flows From Financing Activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities [Abstract] Preferred stock dividends paid Payments of Ordinary Dividends, Preferred Stock and Preference Stock Repayments of debt obligations Repayments of Other Debt Golf membership deposits received Golf Membership Deposits Received Golf Membership Deposits Received Borrowings under debt obligations Proceeds from Other Debt Margin deposits under repurchase agreements and derivatives Margin deposits under repurchase agreements and derivatives Increase decrease in the period of funds used for margin deposits under repurchase agreements and derivatives. Return of margin deposits under repurchase agreements and derivatives RepaymentsMarginDeposits The return of margin deposits under repurchase agreements and derivatives in the period. Common stock dividends paid Payments of Ordinary Dividends, Common Stock Other financing activities Proceeds from (Payments for) Other Financing Activities Net cash used in financing activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities Net (Decrease) Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash and Restricted Cash, noncurrent Cash, Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash and Restricted Cash Equivalents, Period Increase (Decrease), Including Exchange Rate Effect Cash and Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash and Restricted Cash, noncurrent, Beginning of Period Cash, Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash and Restricted Cash Equivalents Cash and Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash and Restricted Cash, noncurrent, End of Period Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information Supplemental Cash Flow Information [Abstract] Cash paid during the period for interest expense Interest Paid, Excluding Capitalized Interest, Operating Activities Cash paid during the period for income taxes Income Taxes Paid, Net Supplemental Schedule of Non-Cash Investing and Financing Activities Cash Flow, Noncash Investing and Financing Activities Disclosure [Abstract] Preferred stock dividends declared but not paid Preferred stock dividends declared but not paid The aggregate amount of preferred dividends declared, but not paid, as of the financial reporting date. 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