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Lee County to discuss Grand Island Golf Course Tuesday

Dennis Roland Dennis Roland
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Lee County commissioners are set to talk about the future of Grand Island Golf Course at their meeting, Tuesday night.

The county owns the course.

Supporters say it's a great amenity for the community. And, the clubhouse is a good venue for community events.

But critics, including Commissioner Dennis Roland, say the course continues to be a huge drain on tax money. And, it's time the county shut down the golf course.

"We've written off 1.3 million dollars that they have not been able to pay the county back," Roland said. "By summer time, if they continue to trend, they're going to owe Lee County another half a million dollars, that's going to eventually get written off."

Roland said he's not against golfers. But, he thinks it's smarter to use the land to try to attract new business, instead of using it for tax-subsidized adult recreation.

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