Isostatic Rebound Golf Course

The Valley of the Eagles golf course in the small town of Haines, Alaska boasts an unusual feature. It’s currently a nine-hole course, but due to the geological phenomenon of isostatic (or post-glacial) rebound, in a few decades it may be an 18-hole course.

Post-glacial rebound is the phenomenon of a land mass rising after the weight of a glacier has been removed from it. This is occurring in Haines, at a rate of about 0.9 inches per year, and because the golf course borders the water, it's steadily growing in size as it rises above sea level, exposing more land. The course has already doubled in size since the 1960s.

More info: pasturegolf.com

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Aug 02, 2019
     Category: Science | Sports | Natural Wonders





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Academic controversy over who said it first, and in what context. However, I stand by the one with which I am most familiar: "Golf is a good walk spoiled."

The information regarding isostatic rebound was a very interesting read!

agent j
Posted by agent j on 08/02/19 at 10:13 AM
The Wikipedia article on post-glacial rebound is a little esoteric. However, I do know what a "forebulge" is. Maybe I'm thinking of a different context.

Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 08/02/19 at 01:13 PM
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