Affordable Golf At Eagle Bend Golf Course
Lawrence Parks and Recreation has raised prices, and altered fee structures so that the standard rates equal or exceed those of most privately owned and all municipal or county courses in the area. Annual passes or discounted rates for volume have been offered but change frequently. This is especially challenging to retirees or those nearing retirement trying to budget their limited resources. The uncertainty in policies seem to stem from City officials requiring that Eagle Bend break even or generate a profit, a requisite of no other Park and Rec facility, nor of other municipal golf courses. Taxes of patrons of Eagle Bend who reside in Lawrence support Sports Pavilion Lawrence, aquatic facilities, playing fields, walking paths, and other recreation facilities, but not the facility they value most. We request stable fees and discounts, a yearly price for green fees, range and cart fees, backed by modest subsidies from Parks and Rec if necessary. We would like the discounts to pertain to Douglas County residents, and that those making policy of said course have Douglas County’s best interests in mind.