Save the UMD Golf Course

Green space is just the beginning

The Diamondback – Jillian Atelsek, 9/3/2018

When the University of Maryland announced in July that it was considering converting part of its 150-acre golf course into new athletic facilities and a parking lot, Norman Starkey steeled himself for an all-too-familiar fight.

Starkey, the chair of the Maryland Golf Course Coalition, said the success of the community activism he oversaw five years ago — after a commercial development firm proposed building an academic village on the property — encouraged him to launch his efforts anew.

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