Golf Courses

Seattle Parks Vaunts Golf Courses as Urban Wildlife Habitat, But Some Cry Foul

Seattle Parks and Recreation staff set off a bit of a backlash last week when they shared a blog post praising its four golf...
A light rail guideway rises on the edge of a freeway trench at the 130th Street overpass.

Draft Plan Inches Toward Modest Upzones around 130th and 148th Street Link Stations

Urbanists have been hoping that arrival of light rail to North Seattle would transform single-family sprawl oriented around I-5 and a 160-acre publicly-owned golf...

It’s Time to End Public Subsidies for Private Golf Courses

With about one year’s worth of Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) funds we could use eminent domain to secure the private and exclusive Broadmoor and...
A hole next to a water feature at Jackson Park Golf Course. (Courtesy of Premier GC)

Let’s Tee Off for Housing

Seattle can house 35,000 people on Jackson Park Golf Course by building on 60 acres of fairway and converting the remaining 100 forested acres...

Unlike Seattle, Golf Really Is Dying

Last week, The Seattle Times ran an article headlined, ‘Study questions ‘best use’ of golf courses Seattle operates’. The article stems from a report...

What Is A Housing Emergency Really?

I want to tell you about 417 acres of land owned by the city of Seattle, about 1% of the Seattle that does not...