August 10, 2019, 1pm PDT
A developer just bought a Denver-area golf course in the hopes of some day rezoning the site for residential and commercial development. Open space advocates have other ideas, as does the city (for now).
June 9, 2019, 1pm PDT
Seattle recently completed a strategic business plan for its city-owned municipal golf courses. The first recommendation of the report: "commit to golf as a recreational program offered by the City on par with other recreational offerings."
October 9, 2018, 5am PDT
Former chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat wants to transform three failing golf courses into free public spaces.
September 3, 2017, 9am PDT
It doesn't get anymore high profile than the names behind planned projects in Jackson Park on the South Side of Chicago. The question is whether a new Tiger Woods-designed golf course will be accessible to residents.
May 19, 2016, 8am PDT
The Platte to Park Hill project would install new stormwater detention facilities at a golf course near Downtown Denver. Opponents to the project say it’s a burden on the neighborhood and a benefit to development interests farther down the watershed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 20, 2011, 11am PST
A former industrial corridor in Benton Harbor, Michigan is being transformed into a resort community complete with golf course.
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.
August 7, 2009, 11am PDT
As water resources dwindle, golf course managers are becoming go-to experts on conservation.
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.
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.
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>