The city of Bryan considers selling golf course

POSTED: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 3:16pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

BRYAN -- The Travis B. Bryan Municipal Golf Course has people talking and this isn't the first time that's happened either.

The city of Bryan is considering trying to sell the course again, which has many golfers in town upset.

This 18-hole course has been around for almost 90 years, so when avid golfer Millie Wright and her friends heard about the city wanting to sell the course, they weren't too happy about it.

"We play a couple times a week and we have a large group of gentlemen that play every day of the week and I'm sure they'd have a very strong opinion about what to do," said Wright.

And those gentleman aren't afraid to tell you what they think.

"I'm like everybody else. I want to have a golf course, I want to play at a golf course. I don't want the city to sell the golf course and have no place to go," said Frank Figueroa.

City officials tell Fox 28 they want to sell the course because of the potential for development but that doesn't sit well with local golfers, so the city is hoping to buy a new one in it's place.

"As long as they have some place to play that's what golfers are worried about. They want to have a home where they can go play golf everyday," Figueroa said.

Bryan has made two offers to buy the Briarcrest Country Club but both have been declined, so the city is going to turn to the voters to see what they should do

"The people who don't play golf and would be going to vote on it that really don't understand the situation, that might have a bearing on it," said Millie Wright.

But golfers like Wright and Figueroa aren't too worried.

"I think the majority of the people would actually vote to maintain this as a golf course. I don't think the majority of the people would want to sell this because people do not want change," said Figueroa.

A change of scenery might be inevitable if the public votes to buy the country club but for these golfers, it'll still be a hole-in-one so long as they have a place to play.


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