These photos were recently taken at Adobe Creek, a Petaluma golf course and residential community that is frequently cited in the discussion regarding OVA and OGC. Some proponents of OVA financial support for OGC have used words like “ruined”, “mess” and “blight.”
In transition from golf course to open space, parts of the terrain now match the late season colors of the surrounding fields and hills but it is hardly the horror story that some have described. The former putting greens are still being watered and the grass has been mowed. There has even been some preliminary discussion of reopening as a nine hole course, according to a long-time resident who lives on the golf course.
Has Adobe Creek been portrayed accurately? Take a look at these pictures and judge for yourself.
Below are landscaped walking paths that were designed into the Adobe Creek community when it was built adjacent to the golf course. Could a few future walking paths on the closed golf course adopt this model?