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      Coral Springs Could Lose a Golf Course—Hooray!

      By William A. Gralnick                                The  South  Florida Water  Management  District  has   or two, that it is a good thing. As for the development at
                                                         drawn rules for water use. Basically, they instituted a   Heron Bay, let’s paraphrase Mark Twain who is widely
         What Coral Springs is                           permitting process and the mandate to reduce water   credited with saying, “Golf is a nice walk in the park
      doing is almost unheard                            consumption by 45%. Unfortunately, I was not able to   ruined.” Let us say that taking a nice walk around the
      of in Florida. Some would                          find anything about penalties. What a shock. I remember   new development is better for you and the world than
      say it is unthinkable. I                           reading about ten years ago that Palm Beach County had   access to another golf course.
      would say great! Round                             gone a billion gallons over its limit. Then too there are      I’ve heard it said that golf is a game for those who
      two is starting on what hopefully will be the final attempt   all manner of water sources. There are natural sources   feel good about themselves—and want to change that.
      to turn a golf course, in this case, Heron Bay, into a multi-  like the Aquifer, there are wells, there is reclaimed water,   For us however, the environment is more critical than
      use development.                                   and there are municipal and county sources of water.   the psychology.
         There are a lot of golf courses in Florida. No state   Unsurprisingly, the rules shift per the source.
      has more. Florida boasts over 1,100 golf courses that      Let’s finish with the blare of horns and the pounding of      Columnist  and  author  Bill  Gralnick  was  born  and
      play host to over nearly 48 million rounds annually, with   bass drums. Florida golf courses use 187 million gallons   raised in Brooklyn, NY. He is writing a three-part
      33% by out of state visitors, 14% by non-local Florida   of  water  a  day. That  is  67%  of  all  recreational  water   humorous memoir. The first is “The War of the Itchy
      residents, and 54% by local residents.             use. In addition to that, they use 110 million gallons of   Balls and Other Tales from Brooklyn.” Just published
         Here’s a look at some nearby counties. Courses are   reclaimed water. That’s 297 million gallons of water a   is the sequel, “George Washington Didn’t Sleep Here.”
      everywhere.  Broward  has  40.  Collier  County  has  86,   day. As Tweety Bird says, “My doodnis drayshis.”  Both are available on Amazon. You can find his writing
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      into the Atlantic or the Gulf! The king of the golf courses
      is Palm Beach County. There are one hundred and sixty
      (160) courses in the county.
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