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Author(s):Leslie, Mark
Author Affiliation:Freelance Writer and Media Consultant, Monmouth, ME
Title:Hitting a hole in two: Once the flashpoint of opposition from environmentalists, Giants Ridge Golf Course now receives accolades
Source:Urban Land. Vol. 60, No. 4, April 2001, p. 62-65.
# of Pages:4
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: The Urban Land Institute
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf courses; Environmental protection; Environmental stewardship; Case studies; Course profile; Golf course construction
Facility Names:Giants Ridge Golf Course, in Giants Ridge, Minnesota; The Quarry Course, in Giants Ridge, Minnesota
Abstract/Contents:Profiles the Giants Ridge Golf Course in Giants Ridge, Minnesota which has gone from receiving scorn from environmentalists to receiving accolades. Describes how "the Giants Ridge now stands as a model for the entire country, a portrait of how to transform thousands of acres of sand, gravel, taconite, and iron-ore mining land into a wide-ranging recreational and revenue-producing resource." Details how Giants Ridge Golf Course preserved several species of plants such as boctrychium, the barren strawberry, the floating marsh marigold, and ancient red pines. Also discusses the course's innovative water system which captures "every inch of runoff water" to prevent pollution of nearby lakes. Details the construction of a second course, The Quarry Course, at a similarly challenging site a mile away.
Language:English
References:0
Note:Pictures, color
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Leslie, M. 2001. Hitting a hole in two: Once the flashpoint of opposition from environmentalists, Giants Ridge Golf Course now receives accolades. Urban Land. 60(4):p. 62-65.
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