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Hudson Golf Club Offering Land to School District
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 19:40


We reported last year that the Hudson Golf Club in Hudson, Wisconsin was once public (in 2009) and became a private club (in 2010) when it was bought by Chris Hanson.

Now it seems that Hanson's company has offered 65 acres (of the 133 acres they own) to the Hudson School District for a future school.

According to the :

"In a joint press release issued Monday from the district administration and club owner Chris Hanson, the precise location of the land that may be donated is not yet known. “The development and donation would have several contingencies, outside the control of Mr. Hanson or the district, including the city rezoning the property, approval of the land use plan, waiver of an eight-year restriction regarding continued use of the property as a golf course and construction of the road.”

It seems that everyone wants to give land to the Hudson School District because the former St. Croix Meadows dog track is also trying to sell to the District:

"The release also indicated that regardless of whether a donation occurs, the district must proceed with the referendum to purchase the 126 acre St. Croix Meadows site for a future secondary school, in accordance with the existing purchase agreement between the district and the St. Croix Meadows owners."

According to the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America:

Most golf courses are spread across 110 to 190 acres. The number of of acres required was determined during a February 2001 survey by the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America.

So it seems that if the School District gets this land, the Hudson Golf Club will no longer exist.

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