Airport forces changes at US muni

By AML

A municipal golf course in Columbus, Ohio, is to close next year for an extensive refurbishment caused by the expansion of the city’s international airport, after which it is named.

Columbus’s Airport Golf Course will close for 20 months next autumn to allow the project – which involves the relocation of the airport’s southern runway – to be carried out.

The new runway will require twelve holes to be reconstructed, which the airport authority is paying for. The City of Columbus is paying for the other six holes to be redesigned. The course, which was originally designed by Jack Kidwell in 1966, is expected to reopen in April 2013.

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