LANCASTER GOLF COURSE REPORT

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

the year.

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

leased-out operations.

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.

 

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