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March 24, 2000
A Houston-based golf course developer announced yesterday plans to build an 18-hole championship course in Davidsonville, promising "golf's grand slam experience." Called Renditions, the course will be on a 500-acre site on Route 214, east of the Patuxent River, and will feature replicas of holes from some of golf's major championship courses. The developer, William Cole Inc., plans to start construction this spring and open May 1, 2001. Renditions will be a public golf course, focusing on corporate and charity golf outings.
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By The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2010
Joe Eades' mornings always begin in total darkness. The sunrise is still hours away when he arrives at Forest Park Golf Course, the city still fast asleep. It's his favorite time of day, when the grass is still dripping with dew and there is a serenity to all the silence. Out of bed no later than 3:30 a.m., he is wide awake when he pulls into the course parking lot, ready to get to work. The course, which has been around since 1934, is already talking to him in a language that takes years to learn.
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NEWS
June 19, 1991
* Keith Aronson, 25, of Columbia, regional salesman for a food distributor:Sounds like a good idea to me. A lot of corporate clients visit the county on business and will ask about places to play on their days off. If you don't belong to a club, you're out of luck. You'll either have to take clients to public courses in Montgomery or Baltimore counties or offer other suggestions for entertainment.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun reporter | February 19, 2008
John Streett "Jack" Davis, founder and developer of Harford County's first public golf course, died of cancer Feb. 11 at his home in Street. He was 81. Mr. Davis was born and lived his entire life at Geneva Farm, his family's Harford County dairy and later truck farm. He was a descendant of Col. John Streett, who led the Harford Militia against the British at the Battle of North Point during the War of 1812. "He never lived anywhere else," said his daughter, Kelly Louise Davis of Street.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Sun Staff Writer | January 1, 1995
The county is "paying too much" for the public golf course it plans to build this year on a 200-acre site near Interstate 95 and Route 100, but is "in too deep to walk away from it," County Council Chairman Charles C. Feaga said last week."
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | July 18, 1999
Golf courses are popping up like daisies in the Baltimore-Washington area, but a new county-commissioned consultant's study recommends that Howard County government build another one.The $15,000 study by Economics Research Associates of San Francisco provides more ammunition for building a second publicly owned course in Howard County -- an idea that's stirring heated opposition from privately owned, public-access courses near the proposed West Friendship site.County...
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | July 18, 1999
Golf courses are popping up like daisies in the Baltimore-Washington area, but a new Howard County-commissioned consultant's study recommends that the county government build another one.The $15,000 study by Economics Research Associates of San Francisco provides more ammunition for building a second publicly owned course in Howard County -- an idea that's stirring heated opposition from privately owned, public-access courses near the proposed West Friendship...
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By Dan Morse and Dan Morse,SUN STAFF | August 26, 1996
Just in time for Labor Day weekend, Howard County will open its first full-length public golf course Friday.The Timbers at Troy in Elkridge is a $7.5 million county-funded project that officials predict will start turning a profit in four years. One reason they are so optimistic is that the Baltimore-Washington area has relatively few public courses."That's a pretty undersupplied area," said Angelo Palermo, vice president for golf development at the National Golf Foundation in Jupiter, Fla.Of 309 golf markets in the nation, the 2.5-million-person Baltimore metropolitan area ranks 301st with 5,837 people per public golf hole, according the foundation.
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By The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2010
Joe Eades' mornings always begin in total darkness. The sunrise is still hours away when he arrives at Forest Park Golf Course, the city still fast asleep. It's his favorite time of day, when the grass is still dripping with dew and there is a serenity to all the silence. Out of bed no later than 3:30 a.m., he is wide awake when he pulls into the course parking lot, ready to get to work. The course, which has been around since 1934, is already talking to him in a language that takes years to learn.
NEWS
April 21, 1993
Columbia Council chair is against joint ventureCOLUMBIA -- John Hansen, chairman of the Columbia Council, plans to recommend that the council reject joining a venture to build and operate a public golf course with the county and a development partnership.County Executive Charles I. Ecker has said in a letter he doubts the county could join in financing course construction because FTC the county has so many other capital projects competing for money.Howard-based developer J. Thomas Scrivener, one of the partners in the proposal, said yesterday that it was unlikely the project would include a public golf course if either the county or Columbia decides not to participate in the venture.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | April 9, 2001
County officials say that the long-promised Pasadena public golf course project is back on track after the General Assembly passed emergency legislation intended to clear the way for construction. Legislators sought the bill, which broadens the charter of the project's developer - Maryland Economic Development Corp. - after a golf course development company challenged the legality of MEDCO's involvement. Dennis Callahan, county recreation and parks director, said he expects construction to begin in early July, with completion in fall 2002 - six months behind schedule.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | February 25, 2001
Charles William Beeler Jr., a retired tile company owner who was once the city's top amateur golfer, died Wednesday of a heart attack at his Towson home. He was 81. Dubbed the "smiling little shot maker" by sports reporters, he was the 1954 winner of the public golf course trophy. A leading high school ice hockey goalie at the old Sports Centre, he won recognition as an Army weightlifter during World War II. Mr. Beeler, known as Chuck, was playing 18 holes of golf until cold weather set in last fall and regularly shot his age at the Country Club of Maryland.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | April 3, 2000
At $200 million, Howard County Executive James N. Robey's second capital budget proposal is twice as big as last year's and stuffed with projects to keep up with the population, the fastest growing in the Baltimore area. Despite the huge increase, no dramatic new projects are included. Nearly half the spending would go for schools and a major upgrade of the county's wastewater treatment plant in Savage. Robey provided all but $4 million of the school board's request -- $16 million more than last year -- and included money for all classroom-related requests.
NEWS
March 24, 2000
A Houston-based golf course developer announced yesterday plans to build an 18-hole championship course in Davidsonville, promising "golf's grand slam experience." Called Renditions, the course will be on a 500-acre site on Route 214, east of the Patuxent River, and will feature replicas of holes from some of golf's major championship courses. The developer, William Cole Inc., plans to start construction this spring and open May 1, 2001. Renditions will be a public golf course, focusing on corporate and charity golf outings.
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By JOHN STEADMAN | January 23, 2000
Walking a golf course, about four miles, give or take a furlong or two, is one of the true pleasantries of life. The surrounding trees, heavy and light rough and green fairways underfoot offer a temporary escape, a respite, even a retreat, from a too-often hectic world located outside the perimeter of those tantalizing 18 holes. This is a brief preamble to the fact the Baltimore Municipal Golf Corp., which establishes policies for the city's public courses, has arbitrarily made it difficult to be a golfing walker.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | July 18, 1999
Golf courses are popping up like daisies in the Baltimore-Washington area, but a new county-commissioned consultant's study recommends that Howard County government build another one.The $15,000 study by Economics Research Associates of San Francisco provides more ammunition for building a second publicly owned course in Howard County -- an idea that's stirring heated opposition from privately owned, public-access courses near the proposed West Friendship site.County...
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | May 10, 1996
With the opening of Howard County's first public golf course planned for this summer, the county Department of Recreation and Parks wants to move ahead with another one in West Friendship.The Howard County Planning Board voted yesterday to recommend to county officials that they design and develop a golf course on about 400 acres opposite the county fairgrounds.The site also will include a park with athletic fields and a center where all the county's agriculture-related agencies and offices will be clustered.
NEWS
March 1, 1993
Panel to study proposals for public golf courseA 10-member panel will begin reviewing proposals this week from private businessmen to build and operate a public golf course on Fort Smallwood Road.The committee was appointed by County Councilman Carl G. "Dutch" Holland, a Pasadena Republican, to foster public participation in the design and construction of a county-owned facility.The county acquired the 130 acres, formerly a horse farm, at the Water Oak Point Road intersection in the late-1980s.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | July 18, 1999
Golf courses are popping up like daisies in the Baltimore-Washington area, but a new Howard County-commissioned consultant's study recommends that the county government build another one.The $15,000 study by Economics Research Associates of San Francisco provides more ammunition for building a second publicly owned course in Howard County -- an idea that's stirring heated opposition from privately owned, public-access courses near the proposed West Friendship...
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | June 28, 1999
Amid an increased demand for public golf courses and growing interest in the sport, a Delaware company that owns a nationally known golf course is building an upscale public course in Joppa, promising a $7 million to $10 million country club-like facility.The 460-acre Mountain Branch course, expected to open on Mountain Road next June, will offer 18 holes of golf, including use of a cart, for $65 to $75.That's a competitive price for a course with amenities such as valet parking, said Davis Sezna, owner of 1492 Hospitality Group.
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