The sport’s languorous pace is also a turn-off for many younger adults. http://www.theactproject.com/medicalinterviewpreparation/2016/09/22/top-insights-for-2015-on-no-fuss-interview-for-surgeon-plans/At the start of this year, the United States had 15,204 courses, according to the Jupiter-based National Golf Foundation. That was 5 percent fewer than at the 2006 peak. Faced with mounting competition and waning interest from players, the Countryside Executive course at 2506 Countryside Blvd. closed in 2005 to make way for a townhome project. That fell apart when the economy tanked, and the 44 acres sold two years ago for $4.2 million to an investment group that soon discovered one problem with redeveloping old golf courses soil contaminated with pesticides and other hazardous materials. “So they needed to clean up the property, which they did,” Riva said. more“They spent a lot of money and time and then decided they didn’t want to develop it.” After Riva’s company contracted to buy the site for $10 million, it discovered another problem with building on former courses: nearby residents upset at losing their pastoral views. “A lot of people bought houses that surround a golf course and, right or wrongly, they feel that course should be open in perpetuity,” said Riva, who assured neighbors that there still will be “plenty of green space.” On completion late next year, Alexander at Countryside will have 330 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments renting for $1,000 to $2,000.
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