The city of Columbus finds itself with too many holes of golf.
With golf courses being expensive to operate, city officials are taking a hard look at whether the current number of city-owned or city-operated golf courses are sustainable and what should be done to bring those numbers back to a more manageable number.
Mayor Jim Lienhoop says the problem really became apparent in January when Otter Creek fell back under city control. The course had been operated by a board of Cummins appointees for about 50 years, but at the start of the year, the course was turned over to city control.
The city is kicking off a public review of the golf situation, with an initial focus on Greenbelt Golf Course, the mayor said. There will be a public information session at 6 p.m. next Wednesday evening at The Commons to discuss proposed golf course changes.
There will be a limit to the number of people allowed in The Commons due to the pandemic, but the meeting will be streamed live so you can watch on the web.