Golf courses take up a huge amount of land and resources to support an activity enjoyed by very few people. In some big cities, golf courses are situated in places that would be better used with higher intensity uses. Recent discussions around golf courses and what to do about them in Seattle caught the attention of Ray Delahanty of CityNerd. In this video, Delahanty takes a wider lens globally by picking 10 cities where golf courses take up prime land. Delahanty also discusses how cities are rethinking golf courses, like Kent, Washington which has redeveloped some public golf course land as dense housing.
Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.