Why are the number of course holes being decreased?

The proposed reduction in the number of golf course holes is to allow space for the replacement of the existing Driving Range that will be used to enhance the “Learn to Golf” experience. The reduced course could be used by DPR to provide training for new golfers.  

Additionally, with holes of varying lengths, more experienced golfers will have an opportunity to work on their short, mid-range, and long-range games. We believe that a redesigned course as envisioned would complement the existing golf performance center and new Driving Range. 

The existing Driving Range is an integral part of the training experience and provides revenue. The proposed modifications and additions are opportunities to bring in new golfers, support DPR’s growing First Tee program, while also diversifying the onsite activities to meet the needs of a growing community.

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1. What other golf courses or Driving Ranges do you recommend for use during the construction of the University of Maryland Track and Field facility?
2. Why are the number of course holes being decreased?
3. How will this impact the play price at the complex?
4. How long will the golf course remain as it is now?
5. What will happen to the current Paint Branch employees?
6. What additional amenities could be added to the complex?
7. Would nearby communities get preferential access to the amenities (reduced rates, increased access)?
8. How will this affect the current Paint Branch walking/biking trail?
9. Will this project include new lighting for the trail between campus and the new amenities?
10. Will there be adequate parking and restrooms?
11. Why is this a partnership with the University of Maryland?
12. How do you see the Track and Field facility enhancing the Paint Branch Complex?
13. Will golfers have access to the University of Maryland driving range until the Complex’s driving range is replaced?
14. How is this project being funded?
15. Who will cover the costs and supervision of maintenance?
16. Will the University of Maryland consider a new 9-hole senior rate?
17. What is the impact of this development on current residential communities?
18. What are the expected environmental impacts on natural habitat, noise levels, and area traffic?
19. What will happen to the First Tee Program?