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Author(s):Blais, Peter
Author Affiliation:Freelance writer, media relations consultant, North Yarmouth, Maine
Title:Alternative sites for golf courses
Source:Urban Land. August 2002, p. 86-87.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: The Urban Land Institute
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf courses; Golf course development; Golf course construction; Golf course design; Airfields; Landfills; Landfill golf courses; Planning
Abstract/Contents:Decsribes how golf course developers have begun to look at nontraditional sites to build new courses, including landfills, airports, quarries, and even closed military bases. Describes why some landfill operators might want to use their site to host a golf course. Discusses some of the considerations that must be taken into account when building on a landfill site, including the type of debris that was disposed there and the construction of the landfill. Details the uses of Harborside International golf course, built on the site of Chicago's Lake Calumet landfill. Describes difficulties of building on landfill sites, including obtaining financing, preliminary planning and the potential of the site becoming a liability. States that "with their abundance of peripheral land to protect runways, airports are often looked at as potential golf course sites." Describes the construction and design of Prairie Landing, a course at DuPage Airport, and of Bridges Golf Course, built on a landfill at Madison, Wisconsin's Dean County Airport. States reasons that airports make good sites for golf courses, including the prime location, the availability of people, and that large areas that cannot be highly developed that can return substantial revenue. Describes the construction of Morningstar Golf Club, built on a former quarry site in the Milwaukee suburbs. Highlights benefits of building on a quarry site, such as the presence of raw materials like sand and gravel. Details how the village of Glenview (a suburb of Chicago) built two courses on the former site of Glenview Naval Air Station. States that "Developers have traditionally asked course architects to build stunning layouts on less-than-ideal land...that experience will prove useful as prime real estate becomes increasingly difficult to find."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Blais, P. 2002. Alternative sites for golf courses. Urban Land. p. 86-87.
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