ALEXANDRIA, Ind. —
Rinker offered to create a buffer zone between the homes and the fields, but few residents were satisfied with the offer.
Some groups, such as the Alexandria Action Committee, looked for ways to stymie the sale, including raising more than $400,000 to buy the course itself, and Eads hinted that such a group might still be prepared to make an offer for the property.
But Beeman said that since 2000 the number of golfers has dropped dramatically in the United States, as have the number of golf courses. In the past two years, 32 golf courses opened across the country, while 312 closed.
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