wooden pole bridges skirt and span protected wetlands at Queenstown
Harbor Golf Links, bringing golfers into contact with nature
without disturbing it.
have done some things that show their concern for thee environment...I
think this golf course (Queenstown Harbor Golf Links, Queenstown,
MD) can be used as a model to show how things should be done."
Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage
Lindsay Bruce Ervin, Inc.
Designed by CANA
Sensitive Golf Course Designs
Lindsay Bruce Ervin, Inc. has extensive experience
working with environmentally sensitive sites, and as a result, for all
of their projects their design philosophy is to work with the environmentally
sensitive areas and not against them. An example of their environmental
golf course design success was noted in "Working With Nature for
Better Golf Developments" in the March 1993 issue of Urban Land
Magazine where the Queenstown Harbor Golf Links was featured as an
example of having a successful environmentally friendly golf course design.
This 36-hole golf course was formed on 750 acres of land of which 147
acres were wetlands that formed a part of the fragile ecosystem of the
Chesapeake Bay. Lindsay Bruce Ervin, Inc.s design incorporated these
areas into the course architecture in order to protect the wetlands and
the unique wildlife habitat. This golf course not only resembles a natural
park but it also has been ranked as a top public golf course in Maryland.
The following is an excerpt from the Urban Land article:
Says Ned Gerber, project manager for Chesapeake
Wildlife Heritage, an organization that works for wildlife habitat preservation
and restoration and one of the golf courses opponents in the public
hearings, It takes a long time before you can say whether its
a positive or a negative, but they (Lindsay Bruce Ervin, Inc.) have
done some things
that show theyre concerned about the environment
I think this golf course can be used as a model to show how things can
be done. For all concerned, Queenstown Harbors sensitive
design and management have resolved the seemingly insoluble dilemma
of environment versus development.
Through Lindsay Bruce Ervin, Inc.s sensitive
golf course design and management in the Queenstown Harbor Golf Links
project, they have created an award-winning golf course, preserved a critical
wetland area and resolved the dilemma of environment versus development.