Golf Courses

Many cities around the country are facing the question about whether they should subsidize city-owned golf courses as the game's popularity declines. Supporters of "munis" say they provide an affordable location for outdoor recreation.
Jul 1, 2014   Houston Chronicle
A former industrial corridor in Benton Harbor, Michigan is being transformed into a resort community complete with golf course.
Dec 20, 2011   The New York Times
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is urging for golf courses to be expropriated for other uses, and calling on citizens to make use of abandoned land.
Nov 3, 2010   Bloomberg
As water resources dwindle, golf course managers are becoming go-to experts on conservation.
Aug 7, 2009   The New York Times
Underground water sensors that monitor and display moisture and soil conditions on computers are saving millions of gallons of water at golf courses.
May 22, 2009   The New York Times
The uber-wealthy are still buying homes on luxury golf course developments, but the rest of the market is hurting as courses close and projects stall around the world.
Oct 13, 2008   The Wall St. Journal
<p>Stakeholders in Austin debate the future of a public golf course in the center of town while the University of Texas, owner of the land, debates whether to seek greater profits off the land. Neighbors champion the course as vital open space.</p>
Jul 9, 2008   Austin American-Statesman