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Old 08-24-2016, 12:50 PM
 
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Where are there golf course is located in or adjacent to dense urban neighborhoods?

I don't think of the Bronx golf courses as particularly urban, but Chicago Parks District has some really urban courses.

Chicago Park District Golf | Golf Courses in Chicago Park District
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Old 08-24-2016, 01:45 PM
 
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Syracuse has 2 9 hole golf courses that are a part of the city's Park and Rec. department. http://www.syracuse.ny.us/parks/sunnycrestPark.html
http://www.syracuse.ny.us/parks/sunn...olfcourse.html


http://www.syracuse.ny.us/Parks/burnetPark.html
http://www.syracuse.ny.us/parks/burnetGolfCourse.html


I don't know if neighborhoods are urban enough though. Some nearby areas may be.


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/


A couple of other golf courses in that city: https://www.bfloparks.org/golf/


This is a smaller city and may not be too urban in the immediate area, but it is blocks from row houses: Welcome to the City of Troy, NY | Frear Park Golf Course
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Old 08-24-2016, 03:07 PM
 
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In St. Louis there are courses in Forest Park.

The Courses at Forest Park
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Old 08-24-2016, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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LA has Rancho Park Golf Course bound by Rancho Park, Beverlywood, Cheviot Hills and Century City.

In my opinion Golf Courses are the biggest waste of space possible in an urban environment. They should all be decommissioned and turned into public parks or housing.
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Old 08-24-2016, 03:23 PM
 
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LA has Rancho Park Golf Course bound by Rancho Park, Beverlywood, Cheviot Hills and Century City.

In my opinion Golf Courses are the biggest waste of space possible in an urban environment. They should all be decommissioned and turned into public parks or housing.
I think most urban golf courses are in parks. Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, Candler Park in Atlanta, Jackson Park in Chicago, Schenley Park in Pittsburgh come to mind. Golf courses are certainly a waste of water, but I wouldn't go so far to saying they're a waste of space. Public green space is public green space.
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Old 08-24-2016, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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I think most urban golf courses are in parks. Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, Candler Park in Atlanta, Jackson Park in Chicago, Schenley Park in Pittsburgh come to mind. Golf courses are certainly a waste of water, but I wouldn't go so far to saying they're a waste of space. Public green space is public green space.
How many people who get to enjoy the park also get to leisurely walk around the golf course? I'm guessing zero, and most golf courses cater to rich white men.
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Old 08-24-2016, 03:55 PM
 
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How many people who get to enjoy the park also get to leisurely walk around the golf course? I'm guessing zero, and most golf courses cater to rich white men.
I've played most of these courses, and there are TONS of working-class black men and recent college grads playing. These are municipal courses where you can play for $25. They rent, and sometimes even loan clubs. They're very much for the community.

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Old 08-24-2016, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, NJ comes to mind.

Liberty National*Home Page

It's in the Greenville neighborhood of Jersey City, which has the lowest population density in town, 11,000 ppsm. That's due in large part to the presence of this golf course, Liberty State Park, and a seaport.
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Old 08-24-2016, 04:42 PM
 
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Theodore Worth in Minneapolis. Oldest public west of the Mississippi. Holly and challenging.
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:28 AM
 
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Washington, DC has East Potomac Golf Course. While not exactly located adjacent to urban development, you can see Reagan National Airport, the Pentagon, Crystal City, Southwest, and the National Mall from various parts of the course.

Baltimore has Carroll Park (visible from I-95 coming from DC as you approach the downtown exits) near some heavy industrial zones and rowhouse neighborhoods. There is also Clifton Park, surrounded by rowhouse neighborhoods on three sides in the northeast side.
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