Save McIntire Golf

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Save McIntire Golf is a 501(c)3 organization in formation, and a project of the McIntire Park Golf Committee.

Their stated goals are to preserve low-cost recreation, golf events, and protect the historic value of the McIntire Park golf course[1].

Master Plan

According to the Master Plan for McIntire East, developed in 2004, the McIntire Golf Course was planned to be phased out due to the construction of the Meadowcreek Parkway and would be replaced by the new Meadowcreek golf course at Pen Park. Both golf courses would be open simultaniously, while new trails and uses were phased in at McIntire East and the Meadowcreek Parkway was built:.[2]

The proposed Final Master Plan presupposes the relocation of the existing golf course to Penn

Park. The new facility would be designed to accommodate those golfers that currently use McIntire Park. The proposed Interim Plan reflects those features of the park that could be constructed before the

Meadowcreek Parkway and while the golf course is still in use.

Impacts by Meadowcreek Parkway

The Meadowcreek Parkway would impact the golf course by removing 2-3 holes.

Advocates of the Golf Course maintain that the golf course could be still be used with fewer holes or that existing forest could be cleared to build replacement holes. [3]

Botanical gardens

Two different organizations have proposed a botanical garden at the site where the golf course is currently after the parkway is built and the Golf Course is decommissioned.

At a McIntire Botanical Garden meeting held Aug. 28 2008, Jim Moore said he is not against botanical gardens, but feels McIntire Park is an inappropriate location, and wants more specifics on any proposals. "It’s difficult to really comment on the garden when they haven’t presented a plan," Moore said. He said his group would continue to advocate for the preservation of the golf course, which he said makes a profit for the city.[4].

Contact

Chair: Jim Moore
Jmoore125@gmail.com
434-242-2490

External Links

official site

References

  1. Organization Save McIntire Golf. retrieved 01 July 2009
  2. McIntire Park Master Plan Final Report and Request for Funding Authorization. Karen Firehock, Alexandra Searls, Eldon Wood, Greg Jackson, Maurice Cox, Mike Svetz, Pat Plocek, Rob Schilling, Robert Winstead. August 5, 2004.
  3. Reference Pending
  4. Botanical garden supporters see future in McIntire Park, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, August 29, 2009.