Golf Courses

April 14, 2016, 6am PDT
The real estate boom that brought about a boom in golf course construction is a thing of the past. Now golf courses are closing around the country as the sport recedes from its peak popularity.
Detroit Free Press
October 5, 2015, 11am PDT
Once upon a time, golf courses were a popular component of development plans. Much more common now: single-family detached housing on the former site of a golf course.
The Record
October 1, 2015, 1pm PDT
A controversial and unprecedented deal that would have privatized 280 acres of state-owned Bandon State Natural Area have fizzled out thanks to new requirements from the Bureau of Land Management.
The Oregonian
May 25, 2015, 9am PDT
Inside the deal that could open a huge swatch of highly protected Oregon coastal land to a developer with plans for a golf course.
The Oregonian
July 1, 2014, 1pm PDT
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.
Houston Chronicle
December 20, 2011, 11am PST
A former industrial corridor in Benton Harbor, Michigan is being transformed into a resort community complete with golf course.
The New York Times
November 3, 2010, 6am PDT
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.
Bloomberg
August 7, 2009, 11am PDT
As water resources dwindle, golf course managers are becoming go-to experts on conservation.
The New York Times
May 22, 2009, 6am PDT
Underground water sensors that monitor and display moisture and soil conditions on computers are saving millions of gallons of water at golf courses.
The New York Times
October 13, 2008, 11am PDT
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.
The Wall St. Journal
July 9, 2008, 12pm PDT
<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>
Austin American-Statesman