If my memory serves me correctly I believe the citizens of Duluth just voted to supply some tax dollars to go back into the parks. I just can’t seem to find any information about if any of this money is going to the two city golf courses and if so how much. If it is please let me know because I would love to find out this information some where. If this money is not going to the golf courses, it should.
Lester Park Golf Course and Enger Park Golf course are nice courses but a city this large should be able to make them better. I know that people would argue people pay to play and why aren’t the courses making enough money to be better? It’s because they aren’t making enough money.
As a golfer who tries to find the best deals and keep the cost down for my pocket book, Lester and Enger are up towards the top of this list for public courses. People make their way over to Superior to golf at Nemadji, or drive 30 minutes south to play at Black Bear (which is one of my favorite courses) because the cost and the shape of the courses are just better. It’s that simple.
Duluth has two courses that could be an excellent draw but with limited city funding these courses are just good. I know most times good is good but these courses have excellent potential for more. I’d really like to see these courses get more funding from the city and hopefully it could come from the park fund. If this fund isn’t big enough I’m sure the city can find a way to add to it. I mean voters in this city love to spend tax dollars on parks. And most people like myself unfortunately just can’t afford the fees for Northland Country Club or Ridgeview Country Club.
But again if there is a resource I just can’t find that will help me see how much the city golf courses are receiving I’d love for someone to show me. But I think it’s time for some more tax dollars to improve the two city run golf courses.