For 80 years or so there has been a well maintained golf course in the neighborhood I grew up in. Known as Clearcrest Pines or Clearcrest Country Club, it featured rolling hills, beautiful greens, and paved pathways for the golf carts, all accented by tall pines. Although I don't play golf, I often enjoyed wondering through the park-like landscape enjoying the vistas.
I was shocked to hear that it had been sold and closed, probably soon to be developed for houses. The maintenance on the course halted, but the grass kept on growing. I was curious about the result so walked over there yesterday to take a look.
In the photo above you see what once was a green in the foreground. Below is the clubhouse, and below that a former tee off place. At the very bottom you can see a sand trap in the distance.
Anyone for a round of golf?