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November 8, 2002

Lee County is now in the golf course business. Ownership of Grand Isle Golf Course was transferred to the county Wednesday.

The golf course has struggled financially since it opened. So John Gay gave the course to the county, hoping the county could improve it. Commission Chairman Billy Mathis says he wants to restore the course to its original beauty. That's good news for golfers.

"Think it's a great idea," golfer Nick Nicholson said. "It gives the county something to be proud of."

The course will soon be used for school programs while the clubhouse will be a meeting place for county events.

So far there's been no change in management, but the county is looking to move some recreation employees there. The county has not decided if the cost for a round of golf will change.

posted at 5:55 p.m. by dave.d'marko@walb.com