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Developers Replace Golf Courses with Hiking Trails

Developers Replace Golf Courses with Hiking Trails

The days of golf-course communities may be numbered, with developers finding home buyers are more interested in hiking trails and shared gardens than they are in living right next door to a golf course. Citing an article that appeared in Florida's Sarasota Herald-Tribune , Construction Dive reports that master-planned communities built around a mandatory-membership course are getting scarcer as homebuyers look for different kinds of amenities. One developer told the newspaper, "Just shoot me if I ever mention developing another golf-course community." The phenomenon is not limited to Florida. Course-side houses are getting harder to sell, and a lack of interest is forcing some golfing subdivisions to raise membership fees, making them even less attractive to potential buyers. Golf courses ranked near the top of the "most unwanted" features list from the National Associatio...

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