Golf course development in a major tourist destination: implications for planning and management.

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Title Golf course development in a major tourist destination: implications for planning and management.
Author Warnken, Jan; Thompson, D; Zakus, Dwight
Journal Name Environmental Management
Editor David Alexander (now Virginia Dale)
Year Published 2001
Place of publication USA
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Abstract The planning and design of golf course developments is influenced by many factors. This paper focuses on the environmental ramifications of insufficient or lack of compliance with standard environmental and economic planning practices. Specifically, it looks at a tourist destination location that was under the influence of extensive land development and investment speculation. The Gold Coast in Australia was the focal point for large overseas investment due to changes in government legislation regarding foreign investment. Due to the economic climate in the second half of the 1980s many golf course resort developments were built, approved, or planned. Many of these circumvented normal business and environment planning processes. The result has been a dangerous concentration of golf facilities in environmentally sensitive areas and an oversupply of golf facilities. Both of these matters are discussed in terms of the general planning process and the potential economic and environmental impacts to the Gold Coast and similar destinations in other parts of the world.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.springer.com/environment/environmental+management/journal/267
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s002670010179
Copyright Statement Copyright Springer-Verlag 2001. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Volume 27
Issue Number 5
Page from 681
Page to 696
ISSN 0364-152X
Date Accessioned 2002-05-09
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism; Australian Rivers Institute
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Management and Environment
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/3569
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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