Goodbye, Florida Golf Courses. Hello, Development

Since at least 1886, when a Scottish immigrant constructed a greenway with two holes on his Sarasota homestead, private developers and municipal governments have built golf courses to lure homebuyers and tourists to communities in Florida.

The people came, all right — Florida`s population has surpassed 21 million — but golf communities began to wane in the 1990s and the sport itself is now going out of style. With its decline coming just as cities and counties are becoming built out, it is clear: golf courses are the next frontier for development....

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RSK: This is not only happening in Florida but all over the country including Wisconsin...



- - Volume: 6 - WEEK: 20 Date: 5/14/2018 7:53:22 PM -