As of next week, the Clovis Municipal Golf Course will be no more thanks to a recent vote by the Clovis City Commission.
Clovis officials are always comparing our city to other area cities of comparable size. I would like to share some comparisons.
Carlsbad has two 18-hole courses. Ruidoso has six 18-hole courses.
Why do we in Clovis have to be limited to just the newly acquired Colonial golf course?
The old course at Seventh and Norris is convenient to the motels, college, civic center and those traveling through Clovis.
Was there ever any consideration given to selling the course? Options such as listing with a nationwide firm that specializes in the sale of golf courses or possibly listing the course on the Internet? Proceeds from the sale could be used to purchase additional land to be used for the softball and soccer complex the city now desires.
The current city commissioners have gone to extremes to keep the Hotel Clovis but now are turning their backs on our senior golfers and historic golf course that was built long before the hotel.
One city commissioner, Juan Garza, plays on a regular basis. The commission lacks sufficient knowledge to make such an important decision.
Did they consult or survey golfers at Muni before making their decision?
City officials should give the golfers of Clovis a chance to choose between two courses. Don’t make the choice for us!