It's bad news all around for the Amherst-run golf courses. They're losing money. They're in shoddy shape. And now, the town wants golfers to cough up more money to help close the course operating deficits.
Town Board members say that by raising fees modestly, the town will have more revenue to fix some of the more serious problems plaguing the courses - like the lack of an irrigation system at the Audubon Golf Course.
But some worry golfers will go elsewhere to play their rounds.
How bad are things on Amherst municipal courses? And is a fee increase necessary to make the needed improvements?
--- Sandra Tan