Landslide fears delay Oregon Coast golf resort

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A golf resort representing some of the best economic development hopes for the southern Oregon Coast has hit a snag that will delay it at least a year.

The state Land Use Board of Appeals has sent plans for the Crook Point Golf Resort back to Curry County to more fully consider the potential for landslides and whether development might occur too close to the coastline.

Inspired by the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in neighboring Coos County, the Crook family wants to build the $42 million golf resort halfway between Gold Beach and Brookings.

Leroy Blodgett is handling the permitting process for the resort. He says they had hoped to start construction this year, but doing the geological studies required will now put things off until next year.