Though the development of a $365 million organically managed golf course at Catskill Park was approved last year, the future of the project remains uncertain, according to lohud.com.
The project was approved only after developers agreed to design and build the course organically so as to eliminate the potential for pesticides to poison the drinking water of million across the state, according to lohud.com.
The issue, it seems, is that very few of the nation’s golf courses are organically managed and even fewer are able to thrive under such conditions, according to lohud.com, which reported that the Vineyard Golf Club on Martha’s Vineyard is one of those few and held to “unobtainable standards.”
Citing a turf management specialist, lohud.com reported that maintaining such standards in the Catskill Mountains would likely be difficult.
Further, the proposed course at the Belleayre Resort would face substantial competition from about 900 other golf courses not forced to take organic measures to maintain its grounds, according to lohud.com.
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