City golf courses, really?

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Waste

Alliance, OH

#1 Mar 26, 2013
Another thread made me realize how wasteful it is for our government to pay for golf courses. What a waste! When the money could go elsewhere into programs that would benefit the area this seems quite stupid. Or am I missing kickbacks from Cialis that the city gets for having them?
And

Alliance, OH

#2 Mar 26, 2013
Dog walking parks, bike trails, jogging trails, tennis/ basketball courts, little league baseball/ soccer fields, cemeteries, Sky PAC, hot rods stadium, skate board park, police/ fire, garden plots, disc golf, swimming pools, circus/ fountain square parks, playgrounds, public works dept and so on.
Now I like you, only use a few of these services, but I'm understanding enough to be tolerant of some of these other services that better the life style for other people that have different interest than me. I will never ever use leaf pick up ( I mulch) but many do to keep their neighborhoods clean and pretty. You can't be close minded when talking about services that the government provides. I use some but not all, so should I say get rid of soccer, I'm not dead yet so get rid of the cemetery, I don't own a dog or a bike. No, many people use that stuff.
I do not have a lot of discretionary money. The city golf courses allow me to be able to afford this recreation compared to the thousands yearly it costs to join a country club. And yes it is a Recreation just like walking, basketball, and the other activities.
So, what other activities do you think Bowling Green needs. Ice skating? A new mowing crew to mow all of our yards?? IDK You tell me.
Mrs Dirt

United States

#3 Mar 27, 2013
And wrote:
Dog walking parks, bike trails, jogging trails, tennis/ basketball courts, little league baseball/ soccer fields, cemeteries, Sky PAC, hot rods stadium, skate board park, police/ fire, garden plots, disc golf, swimming pools, circus/ fountain square parks, playgrounds, public works dept and so on.
Now I like you, only use a few of these services, but I'm understanding enough to be tolerant of some of these other services that better the life style for other people that have different interest than me. I will never ever use leaf pick up ( I mulch) but many do to keep their neighborhoods clean and pretty. You can't be close minded when talking about services that the government provides. I use some but not all, so should I say get rid of soccer, I'm not dead yet so get rid of the cemetery, I don't own a dog or a bike. No, many people use that stuff.
I do not have a lot of discretionary money. The city golf courses allow me to be able to afford this recreation compared to the thousands yearly it costs to join a country club. And yes it is a Recreation just like walking, basketball, and the other activities.
So, what other activities do you think Bowling Green needs. Ice skating? A new mowing crew to mow all of our yards?? IDK You tell me.
Just ignore Gary, hunny. He's still pissed he didn't get Paul Walker to destroy. And we are actually very interested in the Cilais kickbacks if the city is doing that, and we could somehow get in on it (he's had a little trouble in the bedroom lately).
Sad

Hartville, OH

#4 Mar 27, 2013
While the city is eliminating "wasteful" spending lets get rid of the public transportation system to!(Insert sarcasm). WASTE---you have a car, right? Therefore, that service must be completely unnecessary.
Tez

Franklin, KY

#5 Mar 27, 2013
Waste wrote:
Another thread made me realize how wasteful it is for our government to pay for golf courses. What a waste! When the money could go elsewhere into programs that would benefit the area this seems quite stupid. Or am I missing kickbacks from Cialis that the city gets for having them?
The city gets vial is for having golf courses? What kind of program is that?
NoName

Franklin, KY

#6 Mar 27, 2013
I use the courses so no waste for me :o)
Tez

Franklin, KY

#7 Mar 27, 2013
If a city doesn't have attractions, like parks, walking paths, golf courses etc then you will not draw people to the city. The golf courses are necessary!
Dabby

Bowling Green, KY

#8 Apr 16, 2013
The municipal golf courses around here are CRAP for the rates they charge. Crosswinds is nice, but highly overpriced. Riverview and Paul Walker are just absolutely way too costly to play for the kind of course you get. I've done my research and not ONE public course within an hour's drive of Bowling Green charges more for cart fees than they do for greens fees. It's robbery at best....
curious

Canton, OH

#9 Apr 16, 2013
When certain employees reaped the rewards from concessions and golf cart rentals for years it is no wonder they struggle. These could be profitable courses if they were run with the public in mind and not for the benefit of certain people. There has been some changes but its to little to late!!!!
Golfer

United States

#10 Apr 16, 2013
Dabby wrote:
The municipal golf courses around here are CRAP for the rates they charge. Crosswinds is nice, but highly overpriced. Riverview and Paul Walker are just absolutely way too costly to play for the kind of course you get. I've done my research and not ONE public course within an hour's drive of Bowling Green charges more for cart fees than they do for greens fees. It's robbery at best....
I agree Crosswinds is overpriced, but Riverview is good deal for $17 for 18 holes and a cart and Paul Walker is $22 with the best greens around within 2hr. drive. Could you please explain your research? Because I play all three courses and the cart fees are cheaper than the greens fees.
Mud

Bowling Green, KY

#11 Apr 16, 2013
Dabby wrote:
I've done my research and not ONE public course within an hour's drive of Bowling Green charges more for cart fees than they do for greens fees. It's robbery at best....
So you're complaining because we have cheap green fees?
Dabby

Bowling Green, KY

#12 Apr 17, 2013
18 holes walking is $6
18 holes with a cart is $17

Hence the cart fee is $11 (I know I'm in south central Kentucky but surely SOME of you can do basic math...)

Here's the proof

http://www.bgky.org/golf/hobsonprices.php

And I'm not complaining about the cheap greens fees, I'm saying that NO WHERE in an hour's drive does any golf course charge almost DOUBLE the greens fees for cart fees. It's pretty ridiculous...

Oh and here's Paul Walker's rates.
18 holes walking $11
18 holes walking $22

Seriously????
Dabby

Bowling Green, KY

#13 Apr 17, 2013
Here's the link for Paul Walker

http://www.bgky.org/golf/paulwalkerprices.php
Mike

Louisville, KY

#14 May 20, 2014
ALL of the city run courses are garbage. I played crosswinds yesterday and the course is in the worst shape i've seen in years. Its bad when the rough is the only place there is grass. What the hell happened?
agreed

Bowling Green, KY

#15 May 20, 2014
Waste wrote:
Another thread made me realize how wasteful it is for our government to pay for golf courses. What a waste! When the money could go elsewhere into programs that would benefit the area this seems quite stupid. Or am I missing kickbacks from Cialis that the city gets for having them?
This city would be much better served with a monorail and a zoo! Maybe even a botanical garden!
Cry Cry

United States

#16 May 20, 2014
You guys bitch and moan. You have it made there in Bowling Green. Go to some other counties and see what you got. For instance, you can't even putt in butler county for god's sake! And it isn't even cheaper is the worst of it.
unknown

Bowling Green, KY

#17 May 20, 2014
Mike wrote:
ALL of the city run courses are garbage. I played crosswinds yesterday and the course is in the worst shape i've seen in years. Its bad when the rough is the only place there is grass. What the hell happened?
Were you aware of the type of winter that we had?
NoName

Bowling Green, KY

#18 May 20, 2014
so if you have a bad winter your course turns to shit? uumm hello its called maintenance.
Feelfree

Bowling Green, KY

#19 May 21, 2014
For those that think the city courses are so terrible, feel free to go to a private club, sure they would LOVE to have your money and you can thumb your nose and the general public with your other idiot friends. No, you want to play for a city fee but think you will get the same course as a private course, in which maintenance, yes maintenance costs are not monitored by a group of stuff shirts on the city commission who have no clue what it costs to run a course. So, you can only do what you can do with the money you are given. Old Stone is waiting for your call, enjoy.
NoName

Louisville, KY

#20 May 21, 2014
Feelfree I was a member at crosswinds last year, are you telling me the maintenance funding was cut buy the city?

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