Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  

Drive Shack Inc. (and with its subsidiaries, “Drive Shack Inc.” or the “Company”), is a leading owner and operator of golf-related leisure and entertainment businesses. On December 28, 2016, the Company changed its name from Newcastle Investment Corp. to Drive Shack Inc. in connection with its transformation to a leisure and entertainment company. The Company, a Maryland corporation, was formed in 2002, and its common stock is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “DS.”
The Company conducts its business through the following segments: (i) Traditional Golf properties, (ii) Entertainment Golf venues, (iii) Debt Investments and (iv) corporate. For a further discussion of the reportable segments, see Note 4.
The Company's Traditional Golf business is one of the largest owners and operators of golf properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2017, the Company owned, leased or managed 75 properties across 13 states. Additionally, the Company plans to open a chain of next-generation Entertainment Golf venues across the United States and internationally which combine golf, competition, dining and fun. As of December 31, 2017, the Company has substantially monetized the remaining loans and securities in its Debt Investments segment (see Notes 8 and 9).
On February 23, 2017, the Company revoked its election to be treated as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”), effective January 1, 2017. The Company operated in a manner intended to qualify as a REIT for federal income tax purposes through December 31, 2016. See Note 15 for additional information on our REIT status.

On December 21, 2017, the Company announced that it had entered into definitive agreements with FIG LLC (the “Manager”) to internalize the Company’s management (the “Internalization”) effective January 1, 2018. The Company agreed with the Manager to terminate the existing Management Agreement and arrange for the Manager to continue to provide certain services for a transition period. In connection with the termination of the Management Agreement, the Company made a one-time cash payment of $10.7 million to the Manager.