No Cocktails on the Golf Course

1 decade 1 year 5 months ago Saturday, May 19 2007 May 19, 2007 Saturday, May 19, 2007 8:07:02 AM CDT May 19, 2007 in News

The original owner gave the course land to the city under the condition that no one alcohol would be sold on the premises.

Other golf courses in the area do sell alcohol.

Len Stella, the course assistant manager recognizes the possibility of a profit. "We're the only one in the whole area that doesn't, and you know I think we'd just like to get in the middle of it with everyone else," says Stella.

Managers and golfers say money from beer sales could go to good use.

Golfer Richard Petitt says, "It'd up the revenue which will help the park and rec to maintain the golf course with what they need instead of using a lot of tax dollars."

The city has already amended some of the conditions of the original agreement, but the alcohol ban remains an issue.

"It's one of the few remaining stipulations that hasn't been changed over the years," says Bill Lockwood, Director of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry.

A change now could bring more than just beer to the course. Though possible beer revenues would benefit the course as a whole, it may affect younger employees otherwise.

Workers under 21 would have to find jobs elsewhere on the course.

This is not the first time someone has challenged the ban. Both Lockwood and Stella hope to survey residents to get feedback on the issue.

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