I am looking into moving into a brand new house built on an old golf course. The golf course was closed in 2013 and the city bought it for residential development. This will be an amazing place to live, with lots of trees, parks, water, pedestrian and cycling paths and even a dog park! My question is, knowing there hasn’t been any spraying of pesticides, fongicides or whatever they use on golf courses for 5 years, is it safe to live on this ground ? I haven’t visited the place yet, and I will be asking questions. I suppose the city evaluated the soils for public safety and hazards related to pesticides, but this is to be verified. Knowing also that in Canada, we only have 5, maximum 6 months out of the year to enjoy sitting outside, and that the other 6 months it’s cold and/or covered in snow, I suppose the level of exposition to pesticides, if there are any left, is divided by 2, which is good. What do you think ? Are there any specific questions I should ask when I go visit ?