09.21.2022 Wordless Wednesday-Hickory Ridge Golf Course Gone Fallow

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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15 Responses to 09.21.2022 Wordless Wednesday-Hickory Ridge Golf Course Gone Fallow

  1. shoreacres says:

    This certainly is more attractive than a solar panel farm; I read that’s part of the course’s future. I hope plans also include preservation of at least a portion of the land itself.

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    • The plan, as I understood it at the time of acquisition, is for the solar farm to occupy a portion of the land. Much will be kept “wild” with paths or trails. There is also some talk of affordable housing. There is not talk of a miniature golf course. The fact that the Fort River runs through the property limits possibilities for development and the housing being considered would be roadside. The solar project has had fits and starts.

      This is by the road and next to the former clubhouse. I’ve considered shooting it a few times and the fog sold me on the idea. It was my second time shooting there and as it is less than a mile from our house I’ll be there a lot more.

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  2. I’d not have taken that for a golf course, even one gone fallow.

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  3. Yep, reinforced how much I like this 👏👏👏👏

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  4. Tina says:

    Beautiful photo. I wouldn’t ever imagine this as having once been a golf course.

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  5. melody says:

    Magical image! Makes me wish that many more sanitized golf landscapes might go in such a direction.

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    • I am sorry for the financial difficulties that caused the course to go under but am glad that this one will remain, at least partly, undeveloped. We have a college owned nature refuge behind our house and now this large tract within walking distance. Thanks, Melody!

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