Thought I might bounce this question off the collective planning "brain trust" out there in cyberspace.
We have a fellow out here who wants to build a golf course with associated residential development out in the country (just outside a national park). Here's the challenge we're facing. The land the golf course its to be situated on lies on either side of a public road. The current design shows multiple road crossings between holes located on the front and back 9 (as opposed to one crossing between the front and back 9 holes. Complicating the design is the fact that due to existing scattered residential development along both sides of the road, the developer proposes to build the golf cart crossings in such a way that the exit point from each crossing does NOT lie immediately opposite the access point to the course on the opposite side of the road. In short, golf carts will be forced to travel some distance along a portion of the road allowance when crossing the road. Has anyone there seen this sort of design? How was the matter of unregistered vehicles (golf carts) traveling on a road right-of way handled?
Anybody out there have experience with these issues. I realize a redesign of the course is in order such that only one road crossing would be built, but I'm curious how the matter of misaligned road crossings might best be handled. (see attached diagram below for the situation I'm trying to describe). I'm aware one solution might be to obligate the developer to build an underground road crossing (much like a large animal wildlife highway crossing), but I fear the cost may be prohibitive.
Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.