Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Trinity Forest: another rubbish course...

Now that Coore and Crenshaw have apparently decided to run without taking the money, as it were, at Dallas' Trinity Forest golf course, Bill Nichols of the Dallas Morning News writes an interesting round-up of other courses designed partly to put lipstick on the pig of landfill sites:
"Redeveloping landfills has become a relatively popular endeavor, creating community and commercial benefits from degraded landscapes. 
"More than 70 landfill courses have been constructed nationwide. Two of the most famous are in New Jersey: Liberty National, which has hosted a PGA Tour event, and critically acclaimed Bayonne Golf Club. 
"Other big-city success stories include Boston’s Granite Links, Houston’s Wildcat Golf Club and Chicago’s Harborside courses. 
"But transforming garbage into golf is a tricky and potentially overwhelming undertaking"
Other landfill conversions referred to:

Ferry Park
Twin Wells Golf Course

Australian architects Crafter + Mogford, meanwhile, highlight the issues involved with this type of site here. Good to see them meet the methane issue head on...
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