COMMENT OF THE DAY: BURY ME AT HOLE 18 “I’ll tell ya, country clubs and cemeteries [are the] biggest wasters of prime real estate. My partial solution: Combine the two! All you have to do is build a couple of extra holes (a 20 or 21 hole golf course) so you can close a hole or two when a hole is ‘needed’ to welcome a new permanent resident. Markers (flush to the ground, of course) can double as distance markers. (‘It used to be an 8 iron from ole Ted to the green for me, but now it seems to be a 7′). Perpetual maintenance? No problem! Additional revenue for the facility? No doubt! Just remember where you heard it first.” [Al, commenting on Homebuilders Playing Through Old Katy Golf Course]
Caddy Shack reference always a +1 for CoTD
I prefer to be Soylent Green.
Funny, Rodney Dangerfield’s character in Caddyshack is the image I have of the multifamily developers who worked in Houston in the 1970’s and early ’80s. “Apartments over there…. Condos over here…. I’ll have 2000 more units by fall…..” These guys gave more thought to their loud ties than they did to he impact of overbuilding. The result is that we’re still trying to clean up the mess 30 years later.
Golf courses are frequently used as tertiary treatment facilities for sewage effluent, so they do have uses beyond recreation.