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Top of the Rock, bottom of the sinkhole
By Torleif Sorenson on 5/27/15

Top of the Rock Golf Course has become well-known and popular as one of the host courses for the Senior Tour Champions Tour's original event — the Legends of Golf. The par-3 course has a standard rate of $135 — and is reportedly so good that it is worth every dime.

Now, it is famous for four gigantic sinkholes that developed late last week.

As the Springfield News-Leader reports, the largest of the four craters occurred on the practice range and is about 60 feet by 80 feet, roughly 35 feet deep. It is the result of something called Karst topography, which is quite prevalent in the Ozark region and causes sinkholes. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has documented at least 15,981 sinkholes within the state.

Representatives from a geological engineering firm and with Bass Pro Shops (which owns TOTR) are working on how to deal with the problem long-term, rather than just filling in the hole.


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[ comments ]
bkuehn1952 says:
Is this part of that "big hole" golf initiative started by TaylorMade?
5/27/15
 
MSchad says:
I've never seen grass hang like that.... artificial grass on a golf course???
5/27/15
 
Torleif Sorenson says:
The picture above shows the sinkhole on the practice range.
5/28/15
 
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