The program formed through a partnership between Audubon International and the Environmental Defense Fund, which encourages clubs and golf courses to create and maintain habitat for Monarch butterflies and other pollinators in out-of-play areas, has already enrolled more than 250 properties since it was launched in January. The sponsors have now set a new goal…
“Distinctive” Housing Development Proposed Around Missouri Bluffs GC
The 315-lot project would be built into the Missouri River bluffs around the periphery of the St. Charles, Mo. club and leave the golf course “unaffected,” according to Greg Whittaker of NT Home Builders, which is known for introducing a “new urbanist” style of community design to the area. “It’s going to be more of a resort feel,” said Whittaker, whose company has previously developed subdivisions around golf clubs, including Whitmoor CC.
Troon to Manage Columbia (Mo.) CC
The 96-year-old club that was the first private club in the city that is home to the University of Missouri’s main campus will now be managed by the Troon Privé Division of the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based management firm.
Golf Courses and Ecosystems Can Successfully Co-Exist, Study Shows
New research from the University of Missouri, which focused on stream salamanders found on courses in western North Carolina, found not only that viable habitats are possible but that enhanced management practices may create favorable environments.
Meeting Demand in Mizzou
Adding a swimming pool and fitness center to its championship golf course is paying dividends for The Club at Old Hawthorne. When Billy Sapp saw the tranquil areas neighboring his Columbia, Mo. home being turned into strip malls and housing projects, he knew it was time to do something with the land on which he…