The vast majority of those who play golf are the retired, many of them are
living on fixed incomes. If you raise the cost per round, the state shoots
itself in the foot as fewer will play the more expensive courses, and they will
eventually be shut down. Wasatch is the premier course in the state
of Utah and with its location, and undoubtedly brings in revenue to local
businesses from those outside the state who want to play it. I have played
Wasatch many times, and all of the courses indicated, playing Green River many
times in my life.We give money away in huge amounts to those who
cannot or will not work, with little "return on investment", but insist
on selling off golf courses so that a few can become rich from it and the state
can receive the tax revenue it badly needs to give it away without any
"return on investment". The retired, those who have paid taxes all of
their life, can take a hike. They are no longer a priority.It is a
solution without a problem, IMO.
Are legislature can find money to bail out our nationalParks but none for
our rural state parks in which they new from the beginningThat Those parks
wouldn't make money when they established them in the first Place.
It actually sounds like a good idea. Why is the government involved in golf
courses anyway if they can't be self-sustaining? Maybe they could raise
the prices a buck a round each year for the next couple of years to make ends
meet. Or maybe they could offer special fees for the slow days/times to entice
more players to come out.
And if the courses fail to make money we can turn them over to the prison
relocation committee. Prime land sitting there to make a few very rich.