Why should taxpayers subsidize the $500,000 deficit for the Dairy Creek Golf Course (“Dairy Creek Golf Course running out of money and water,” May 17) just because “the golf course has a shortfall of 142 acre-feet of water, which is causing the course to turn brown and prompting complaints from golfers of poor golfing conditions”?
Supervisor Bruce Gibson said: “This board is going to have to step up.”
I think the ones who are going to have to step up are the players who use the course. Increasing the green fees wasn’t mentioned among the various options to cover the cost for maintaining the course. Why not? If, as Gibson said, “golf teaches us a set of values and offers an athletic opportunity,” then golfers should be willing to pay for their entertainment and exercise in beautiful settings like the three county owned courses they have available to them.
Chuck Dowdle, Cambria