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Treasure Coast Essay

Another golf course

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about a plan for yet another golf course in Martin County.  According to the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce, the county already is home to “35 world-class golf courses.”  TCPalm.com, reports that NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan and other investors want to build Number 36.  It would cover 227 vacant acres in Hobe Sound.  The club would be exclusive and expensive, as are the nearby Medalist, McArthur and Loblolly golf clubs.  County approval is needed.  Why does Martin County have so many golf courses?  The weather, the undulating sand ridge, and the fact that 100 pro golfers live in the area.  They include Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Rory McIlroy, just to name a few.  I’m Paul Janensch.