Golfers React to Bryan Taking Over Municipal Golf Course Operations

By: Shane McAuliffe Email
By: Shane McAuliffe Email

The city of Bryan is planning to take over the Bryan Municipal Golf Course from its current contractor Golf Solutions.

With news that the golf course would be changing management, folks who took to the links Friday had a few concerns and suggestions for the city as they take over operations.

Most golfers believe the course is in good shape and didn't have much to complain about when it came to the course's current managing firm, Golf Solutions.

"It's a great course, great greens, the fairways and tees are nice," Amateur Golfer Doug Bell said. "The people are nice, everybody out here is nice."

"There are some days you come out here and it seems like it hasn't been mowed and stuff like that, but for the most part it's a pretty good course. I enjoy coming out here to play," Jacob Freeman said.

"I think the course is in good shape," Sterling Allen said. "They keep the greens nice and fairways are green generally all year long. That's what you look for when you go out and play especially on a municipal course."

Tony Cordasco is a recent retiree and he has been a member of the course for only a year. He says he has seen changes in that short amount of time.

"The course has been upgraded since I've joined," Cordasco said. "I mean they've been on it. It's affordable and that's the main thing for retirees."

It's also the main thing for everyone playing the course. When asked what they would say to the Bryan City Council concerning changes to the course, all the answers were the same.

"Try to keep the prices as low as possible," Freeman said. "Get more people out here playing golf and enjoying it."

"Don't raise green fees and take care of the course, those are the most important two things," Allen said.

"The senior rates, the student rates, and the regular rates are great. You can't beat it," Bell said.

Golfers hope things will remain the same when the city of Bryan takes over on October 1st.

Bryan city officials have not disclosed if it will raise prices at the 86 year old course, but the city does plan on spending over $650,000 in improvements if the take over is approved by the city council on Tuesday.

News 3 contacted Golf Solutions, but officials declined to comment.

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