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No. Golf courses are not treated as “works of art” under traditional copyright law and are further excluded from the definition of “architectural works” within the Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act. See "Putting Intellectual Property Law on the Fairway: Toward an Expansion of Copyright Law to Golf Course Architecture", 28 COLUM. J.L. & ARTS 379, 388 (2005) (“Under current regimes, golf course architects cannot seek protection for their designs under any section of the Copyright Act.”).
Note that the design itself (i.e. blueprints, etc...) could be copyrighted, in that no one can copy that specific 2 dimensional representation of the course. But as it stands, copyright would not provide the protection needed to a golf course (at least right now as the law is). The law would need to be amended to protect large scale landscaping such as golf courses (or ski resorts, etc...) which it does not currently.
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