Thursday, June 4, 2009

Residents: Keep golf at Sligo Creek course - Gazette

Parks Department weighing options for facility

by Jason Tomassini | Staff Writer | Wednesday, June 3, 2009

While county planning officials have said Sligo Creek Golf Course in Silver Spring will no longer be operated as a golf course beginning this fall, residents asked officials last week to consider any alternative that would keep golf at Sligo Creek.

Parks Department officials met with residents May 26 to discuss the future of the course, which the county Revenue Authority will hand back to Park and Planning on Oct. 1 because the course was ruled a financial drain on the county golf system. It will still operate as a golf course until that date.

But most residents at the meeting weren't interested in finding new uses for the course instead they wanted to explore options that would save the course for golfers of all ages and ability and allow the site to offer the youth golf program First Tee of Montgomery County.

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