City commissioners in Bowling Green, Ky. have decided not to offer golf at the nine-hole course in 2019, but will now look at the costs and feasibility of building a driving range and par-3 layout on the property.
The future of The Golf Course at River View in Bowling Green, Ky. will be tackled by the city commissioners at their March 19 meeting, the Bowling Green Daily News reported.
Commissioners have scheduled a work session at the end of the meeting to discuss the costs and feasibility of building a driving range and par-3 course on the current nine-hole River View course, the Daily News reported.
For months, city officials have been discussing what to do with the River View course, the least utilized of three city-owned golf courses, the Daily News reported. In 2018, the city issued a request for proposals for leasing all or part of the 80 acres of land, to gauge any private interest in operating a golf-related business at the course, which opened in 1969 (https://clubandresortbusiness.com/bowling-green-ky-looks-to-lease-riverview-course/).
But only one proposal was received, the Daily News reported, to use part of the course for a paid disc golf course.
City officials then decided the best option would be to explore using part of the course for a driving range—an amenity that is currently not available in the city—as well as converting the rest of the course to a smaller par-3 configuration, the Daily News reported.
Whatever is decided, city Parks and Recreation Department Director Brent Belcher confirmed to the Daily News that the city isn’t planning to offer golf at River View as it is currently configured in 2019.