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Author(s):Blais, Peter
Author Affiliation:Freelance Writer and Media Relations Consultant, North Yarmouth, ME
Title:New on the scene: A sampling of the roughly 350 golf courses that opened across the United States
Section:Special section: Golf course/golf communities
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Source:Urban Land. Vol. 61, No. 1, January 2002, p. 74-75, 82-87.
# of Pages:8
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: The Urban Land Institute
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf courses; Course profile; Golf course design; Golf course development; Golf course construction financing
Abstract/Contents:Profiles new golf courses built in 2001. Discusses the Tom Doak-designed Pacific Dunes golf course near Coos Bay, Oregon. States that "Pacific Dunes is characterized by strong winds and undulating ground similar to that found in the British Isles." Also profiles Black Creek Club in Chattanooga, Tennessee designed by Brian Silva. Discusses the designers' attempts to follow a style rather than specific blueprint. Asserts that "adopting an architect's style rather than copying the exact layout of certain holes seems to be a growing trend among modern-day course designers." Describes the Tribute, a Tripp Davis designed course outside of Dallas, Texas which was a former cotton field on the property of the Army Corps of Engineers. States that "the Corps and fish and wildlife department wanted this to be an example of how to convert an old field with limited environmental value into something environmentally friendly." Profiles the Hawktree Golf Club in Bismark, North Dakota, designed by Jim Engh, which is ranked as one of the best new affordable courses. Also discusses the higher end courses in the Southeast such as "the Rees Jones-designed Oconee Course at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia, and Jack Nicklaus's Bear's Club in North Palm Beach, Florida." Concludes that "it may be a while before the quantity of new course openings returns to the record levels achieved new layouts in the final years of the 20th century have continued into the opening year of the 21st century." Also profiles a 220-acre landfill redevelopment called Ferry Point Park in the Bronx, the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks, and Cherry Creek Country Club near Denver. Describes how acquisition loans for golf courses are becoming difficult to find because of the weakening economy, but new course construction loans may be even tougher to find."
Note:Includes sidebars, "Golf in the Bronx", p. 82, by Scott Kauffman; "Golf loans harder to come by", p. 85, by Peter Blais; and "Colorado golf course recycling", p. 86, by Aimee Miller
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Blais, P. 2002. New on the scene: A sampling of the roughly 350 golf courses that opened across the United States. Urban Land. 61(1):p. 74-75, 82-87.
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