The University of Oregon might add a semi-private golf course to its high-end sports facilities.
A group of alumni led by Mick Humphreys, who was a UO golf standout in the early 1960s, earlier this month won the Lane County planning director’s approval for a proposed golf course on 796 acres of farmland and forests about two miles west of Creswell.
Establishing the course would cost an estimated $25 million, including construction costs and the cost of creating an endowment to defray the cost of operations, said Mike Evans, a Springfield land use consultant. The money would be provided entirely by donors, he said. The earliest that Humphreys could break ground would be 2014, and the earliest the course would be ready to play would be in 2016, said Evans, who was hired by Humphreys to work on the project.
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