Lexington Golf Fees On The Rise

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – A proposal to raise some fees at Lexington public golf courses goes before the Urban County Council Thursday night. Parks and Recreation Director Jerry Hancock says the city is in cash-saving mode and needs to generate revenue, making the increases necessary.

"In essence those will be two dollar increases for weekend play at our big golf courses and a one dollar increase in the cost of renting a cart. So we think the increases will be modest, but those increased revenues will go into the general fund to help balance the city's budget."

Hancock says city golf fees must stay competitive with prices at other public and private courses in Lexington.

A plan to close the Avon course has been pushed back from July 1st to after Labor Day.