Thursday, September 15, 2005

Navasota Muni Closing

The Navasota city council voted recently to close its municipal golf course, effective Oct. 1. As is the case with a lot of city golf courses these days, Navasota's was losing money. The losses were about $50,000 per year, which is a quite a bit of money to a small town like Navasota.

Once the golf course ceases operations, Navasota plans to turn the acreage into a "parks-sports complex," with the sports part of that consisting of youth sports fields.

2 comments:

  1. This type of thing bothers me but if it is loosing that much money and they are going to create places for youth sports I can see a good thing there. I sometimes wonder if the problem isn’t management. We have a small local town that has a city golf course. They have a set number of members and you can get on a waiting list to get one. It is also open to the public. These courses are sometimes the only place a few kids get to play. There are a number of kids that play golf but can’t afford the other green fees.

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  2. Anonymous4:02 PM

    I think part of the problem in Navasota is there are a couple of other courses there, daily fee courses, that haven taken away a lot of business. I bet if Navasota were even farther out in the middle of nowhere than it is, and the muni was the only place to play golf in town, it's muni course would be in much better shape.

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