Please help save The San Geronimo Valley Golf Course in West MarinDesigned by Robert Muir GravesIn San Geronimo, California
Please take a look at the "Deer run golf course" ,in Casselberry ,florida . per. management it,is due to close on june/01/2019.Is a beautiful course ,and can be a grand course again ,if someone would purchase it and put some money into it .course is in a community of 3000 homes,is centrally located ,and very accessible to public,or could be a private course.The group owners bought 6 golf courses 6 years ago and used them for tax write offs .Once the 20% a year tax write off ran out after 5 years ,they let them run down ,and forced golfers to use other local courses instead The course is a sanctuary to lots of wildlife and use to attract many golf pro,s and corporate golf gatherings in the past. thank you ! jim lockhart.
Muni courses are an important piece of golf heritage to be preserved. How many golf professionals learned to play and also began careers on muni courses?
The comments on Sharp Park are all right on. But it is a beautiful layout, and affordable, which allows me to overlook its many issues. It draws an eclectic crowd from all walks of life, and all of us want this classic course to be saved from SF's neglect and marauding environmentalists. Without raising green fees. That's not too much to ask is it?
It is way past time to save a lot of these courses. I think the muni courses, given a fair chance, and no need for ridiculous makeovers, could be money well spent by many communities. I have seen many courses go the way of The Dodo Bird during the great recession. When this happened, many daily fee courses, who had lowered their rates to a more realistic level, decided that once the competition was gone, they could jack their rates back up again. This along with the rebirth of $500 Drivers, and $1000+ sets of irons has really put a damper on the recovery. Sadly many a golf club and several ball makers went belly up during that time as well- not to mention the death of retailers such as Sports Authority, and Golfsmith. Those makers and vendors left standing after the debacle are also charging a hefty price for a ticket to the game.It's high time we slam the brakes on this "profiteering" before golf wounds itself even deeper simply by pricing itself out of the market. We can start with decent courses and affordable green fees.
Brock Park golf course in Houston, TX. Doesn’t need too much and the course is a classic layout it challenged your entire game. I believe that if the group that’s working on Memorial Park would just look at Brock Park they would want to keep the course for the city and the growing communities surrounding it. Tabernacle
I played my first round ever at Belmont. Hardest first hole in Richmond area. Tight fairway with trees left and road right. Great walking course. Played with Doctors, Bartenders, Stock Car drivers, beginners and semi pros. Please save it! Add Carroll Park Baltimore.
University of Maryland Golf Course deserves some attention. It’s the only championship course inside the Capital Beltway. It has hosted a Nationwide Tour event but is now on the chopping block by the University. It’s a shame too really. It’s totally worth saving. This course has a rich history and is truly a part of the community.
Add Camarillo Springs Golf Course to your list of once great public courses. In the 80s you could spot Corey Pavin and Thea tor Bill Flynn. It is now a neglected smelly dump with sparse fairways, stinking ponds and dilapidated carts and clubhouse
Jason---this article is right on point, and we need to save all of these gems. Your timing is perfect for those of us working hard preserve affordable, public golf for future generations.