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Plowing Under Another Golf Course in Iowa
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 19:16

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In the state of Iowa it seems that $7 bushel corn is a "higher and better" use for land than a golf course.  Similar to another course in Minnesota that closed in 2010 , both seem likely to be turned back into farmland.

According to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier:

"The Rockford Golf Course a 9-hole golf course in Rockford, Iowa has closed and could be sold to become farmland.

The property, owned by Jim Dow, is listed with Century 21 Preferred of Mason City, Iowa.

"He would still like to sell it as a golf course if possible," said Jane Fischer, an agent with the real estate company.

However, the listing probably will be changed so the course can be sold as tillable land, according to Fischer.

"It's more valuable as farmland than as a golf course," she added.

Dow has tried for several years to keep the place going as a golf course but was no longer able to do so because of the economy, according to Fischer.

"He had to start looking out for himself," she said.

The price for the 78 acres as a golf course is $695,000."

Who woulda thunk it.

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