From TheFanhouse Golf section: Tiger Woods' Golf Course Back on Track -- Golf FanHouse
An Asheville, N.C., golf course, designed byTiger Woods is back in construction mode after developers agreed to reduce the potential impact the course would have had on the local environment.
Construction on The Cliffs at High Carolina, a mountain course scheduled to open in the fall of 2012, has picked up again now that developers have dropped by nearly half the effect the course would have had on adjacent trout streams.
A coalition of environmental groups had challenged permits issued by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, charging that the course would negatively impact trout streams without mitigation. Course developers slowed down the construction to address the issues, and cut the number of linear feet of impact from 3,132 to 1,665 by making the course shorter and by lengthening the walk between tees and greens.