The community has changed its’
opinion about the Lancaster Municipal
Golf Course and Country Club, and is
talking about it again with great pride.
That’s what Golf Course Manager
John Blanke told the Lancaster Common
Council Monday night, as he presented
a report on golf course operations for
While he says the golf course has a good
“base of business” in Lancaster,
to be successful the golf course will
need help from golfers outside of Lancaster.
Blanke says he hopes to improve
landscaping and bring in new golf
carts to improve the golf course
operations next year, along with
changes to the clubhouse.
As you know, the city took over
operations of the golf course this
year. In previous years it had
City Clerk and Treasurer Dave Kurihara
says the city will cover a shortfall of
just under $40,000 for this year’s
golf course operations. In the past
the private company running the
golf course…Miles Fore n More…
would have to deal with
any losses. Kurihara says the city
would also pay the $50,000 debt service
it has for the development of the
back-nine holes at the Lancaster
Municipal Golf Course, and continues
to do that.
City Administrator Steve Winger says
goal of the city is to get the golf course
to become self-sustaining and to not
have to be covered by a taxpayer subsidy.