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Lee Co. leaders hold meeting for Grand Island Golf Course future

The Lee County Recreation Authority Board will be dicussing the future of Grand Island at a meeting Monday night. (Source: WALB) The Lee County Recreation Authority Board will be dicussing the future of Grand Island at a meeting Monday night. (Source: WALB)
Mark Jennelle (Source: WALB) Mark Jennelle (Source: WALB)
Billy Webb (Source: WALB) Billy Webb (Source: WALB)
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

The Lee County Recreation Authority Board will meet on Monday night to discuss the the future of Grand Island Golf Club.

The board is expected to talk about the proposed hospital development on the golf course.

They could decide a closing date for the course.

Many golfers at Grand Island said that it's too expensive for them to play other courses in the area, and they think the hospital could be built somewhere else.

"There is nothing else in Lee County for me as a golfer, nowhere. I can't afford to pay these private fees anywhere else," said Mark Jennelle, a golfer who has played at Grand Island for 25 years.

"There is 85 acres right back there parallel to the number 12 hole that they've got cotton planted in. Be a lot better for them to plant a hospital there than plant it in the middle of a beautiful golf course," explained Grand Island Charter member Billy Webb.

The Recreation Authority Board meeting will be at 6 p.m.

No lawsuit has been filed yet, one week after the Grand Island Housing Association announced they would sue the county to try to stop the proposed hospital.

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