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Admittedly I'm biased, not being a golfer, but to me they just seem to be a completely unproductive blot on the landscape. Ever spreading, like a rash. They've got next to no wildlife/biodiversity or ecological value and only a very limited amenity value. Why not therefore convert some of them to housing estates?



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I was looking at Manchester on Google maps the other day, for something unrelated, and was astounded to see how many golf courses there were, just on the south side. All that wasted land. 303103188_Screenshot_20231129-1154082.thumb.png.fba10dd6576e149debbfe3103663745f.png




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Never saw the point of golf but the courses to give a bit of green space that is protected from the spread of Barratt shacks. They won't build on golf courses since that is a selling point.


(However the architect from a firm nobody has heard of is now an architect from a firm we will forget next week but will have heard of briefly this week)

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Wowsers!. It was neither an April fools nor bear baiting.


Why's it such a bad idea, why are golf courses so great? Or are there just more golfers than I realised? If we've got to build more houses I'd rather they were built on golf courses or brownfield sites rather than farmland.



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25 minutes ago, Mark Bolam said:

Parks as well.

What are they good for?


And farm land.

We don’t need that any more, you can get all your food from the shops.

You jest but I bet a lot of the youth these days think that food is made in shops.

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