From Muck and Mire a Golf Course is Born

Local builders Frontier Construction broke ground in March on a new 18-hole course in Cranberry Township, New Jersey. Cranberry Highlands Golf Course will be situated on 313 acres that was once home to a sludge depository. Construction is expected to be completed by September 2002.

The $6.5-million endeavor is being developed by the township’s sewer and water authority. Designed by William Robert Love Golf Course Architects, the par-70 layout will feature more than 80 bunkers, an open-air structure for practice and instruction, a practice putting green, and a clubhouse. Town officials budgeted $650,000 for the clubhouse and are currently seeking private funding to supplement construction funds.

Golf course fees are expected to fall into the $25 to $35 range; a set fee will be established once a golf professional is hired. The township is currently reviewing more than 200 applications received for the golf course manager position.