The Emory Golf Club at Atlanta, Georgia has announced plans to clean up deer-bite-prone holes.
The club will begin installing deer-safe fencing in 2017, and the project is expected to cost $6 million.
The goal is to reduce deer numbers to between 15,000 and 20,000 annually.
The new fencing will consist of 4 feet of mesh fencing and an additional 4 feet, 2 inches of netting, with the goal of removing a “significant portion” of deer from the club’s 2,200-acre grounds.
The project will be completed by the end of 2019, with fencing installed by 2021.
The team behind the project hopes to reduce the number of deer by up to half.
“Our goal is not to reduce numbers of deer, but to decrease the number that are there,” said Tom Langer, president and CEO of the Emory Club.
“This is something that is not only important for our students, but also for our residents and the community.”
The Emories new project is part of the city’s effort to eliminate deer from Atlanta’s golf courses by the year 2021.
Emory has already installed deer-resistant fencing at two golf courses and has started a project at the Empson Golf Course in Emory to add deer-proof fencing.