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Old 08-25-2016, 10:43 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Balboa Park Golf Course in San Diego:
http://www.balboapark.org/sites/defa...y_use_only.jpg

Park Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco:
http://66.media.tumblr.com/8efd23756...zfao1_1280.jpg
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:58 AM
 
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In St. Louis there are courses in Forest Park.

The Courses at Forest Park
That description doesn't really do it justice. Some of those tee boxes are basically in traffic or major traffic intersections. I wonder how many hundreds of cars, pedestrians and bicyclists have been hit over the years.
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Phoenix has a country club right in Encanto Park in midtown
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Old 08-25-2016, 05:36 PM
 
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Encanto isn't dense though. Not a ton of density in the Phoenix metro and gobs of golf courses. While frequently close they really don't overlap.

The Phoenix Country Club going the other way on Thomas feels a little bit closer to the midtown activity, but is still not really all that dense

With the development around Karsten in Tempe it could have been, but they are developing it so it will be no more
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Old 12-13-2017, 12:36 PM
 
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Another very small city park golf course: Watertown Golf Club | Watertown Public Golf | Watertown Golf NY
That park also has a zoo: https://www.nyszoo.org

Another one: Utica Valley View Golf Club
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:00 AM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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Buffalo's Delaware Park Golf Course, which is 18 holes, may be a better fit, as it isn't too far from Elmwood Village or Main Street: https://www.bfloparks.org/parks/delaware-park/

Yeah, I was going to mention Delaware Park. To me, having an 18-hole course in a well-used, rather condensed urban park setting is not the greatest idea. I was once playing soccer on one of the soccer fields there when someone's errant tee shot whizzed right through the action--on the ground, luckily, but still. Local lawyer/sorta-activist Kevin Gaughan has taken the initiative to propose a redesign; he reached out to Jack Nicklaus, who has agreed to design a new 9-hole course to take the place of the unimpressive 18-hole course that currently exists. Not sure what the status of the project is...I'll edit and add a Buffalo Rising article on the topic in a minute.

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https://www.buffalorising.com/2016/1...-golf-courses/

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Old 12-14-2017, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Terramaria
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Since my last post, the East Potomac Golf Course in DC has been reduced to a driving range. I associate golf best with wealthy suburban neighborhoods and resort destinations, or as a buffer between urban and suburban places, such as Philadelphia's Bala, JC Melrose, and Karakung courses.

But back to the topic, and let's not forget NYC. Brooklyn has Dyker Beach near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Queens has Forest Park, Clearview Park near the Throgs Neck as well as Douglaston near the city line, and the Bronx has of course a Trump course at Ferry Point by the Whitestone. Pelham Bay, Van Cortland Park, and Mosholu are other Bronx courses that straddle the Westchester County border. Staten Island also has a few, naturally being the least urban borough, but Manhattan doesn't have any, with the closest being the Liberty National Golf Course as posted. Randalls Island (wedged in between Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx) has a driving range, but its not a proper course.

Of course, golf courses take up lots of land, so dropping one even in Central Park would be a valuable waste of space, even if you take out most of the reservoir and reduce it to water hazards.

I remember crossing Audubon Park Golf Couse in New Orleans to get from the streetcar to the zoo, and there are also two courses in City Park.

Per the OP's link, Chicago's most urban courses IMO are Sydney R. Marovitz along the lake in Buena Park, and on the southside in Jackson Park.
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:40 AM
 
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A couple within this smaller city: |

https://www.stadiumgolfclub.com
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:12 AM
 
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A couple within this smaller city: |

https://www.stadiumgolfclub.com
In regards to the first course: https://muni.golf/
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Miami
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In Miami, at least for now there is Melreese Country Club Golf Course, the only city owned golf course. Recently Miami voters approved a referendum to lease the land to David Beckham and his investment group to build a stadium for a new MLS team along with retail and hotel space. If you check out google maps satellite view, you will see the surrounding area is quite densely populated with the Little Havana and Allapattah neighborhoods to the South and East respectively and Miami International Airport directly to the West. Melreese is in zip code 33125, population density according to city-data is 15,270/square mile.

There's also Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco. Admittedly, it's tucked away in the Northwest corner of the city in the Presidio which is the least densely populated section of town, but still a golf course in one of the most densely populated and compact cities in the country.
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