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Asheville Municipal Golf Course

Asheville, NC

Client Name:

City of Asheville

Project Type:

Water Resources

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The Asheville Parks and Recreation department selected McAdams to provide an assessment of the existing storm drainage system throughout the Municipal Golf Course to better prioritize and budget necessary repairs. The Municipal Golf Course is located along Swannanoa River Road in Asheville, North Carolina. It is an 18-hole golf course designed by Donald Ross in the 1920s. Throughout the course, there are a number of sinkholes and areas of standing water due to the failing storm drainage infrastructure. The failures have created safety concerns for patrons, negatively affected playability of the course and taken a toll on maintenance and operations budgets. With the support of City of Asheville stormwater staff, McAdams performed a video assessment of a majority of the existing storm drainage network and prioritized remedial measures. In addition to the assessment, McAdams developed a number of capital improvement projects (CIP) along with preliminary pricing so that the City of Asheville can budget and plan accordingly for the course drainage improvements. These projects consider the condition of the system as well as other factors including safety of the public, playability of the course and conveyance of runoff. The completed study provided will aid the City of Asheville Parks and Recreation department and golf course staff in making informed decisions regarding budget, safety and playability improvements for infrastructure and the golf course moving forward.

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