A new golf course in Clarksville, Tenn., gained approval from the Regional Planning Commission, but still has a long road of studies and tests ahead. The course would be located across from Clarksville (Tenn.) Country Club and less than a mile from Swan Lake Golf Course.
A new golf course proposed along the Red River in Clarksville, Tenn., across from Clarksville (Tenn.) Country Club and less than a mile from Swan Lake Golf Course, gained its first step of approval from the Regional Planning Commission, the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reported.
The course received approval on its site review and still needs approval from a long list of other government departments. The commission’s approval was dependent on a grating and drainage plan from the street department, a review by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, a landscape plan and a guarantee that the development would not raise the risk of flooding in the area, the Leaf-Chronicle reported.
A few residents expressed disapproval of the course.
“Why do we need another golf course? We’re in sight of two other courses,” said Nita Heilman. “We have some 200 wild turkeys, deer and peacocks. How will this affect them?”
Richard Houde, a neighbor to the proposed course, said the development would increase flood risks, the Leaf-Chronicle reported.
“In 2010, we had multiple homes that had over eight feet of water in them,” Houde said.
David Smith, a representative of the developing company, River Investment, said the developer still needs to complete a long list of studies to prove it would not negatively impact the area, the Leaf-Chronicle reported.
“This is step one, and we’ve got about 18 steps before we’ll see anyone golfing,” Smith said.