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Public Hearing For Front Royal Golf Course

20 August 2018 News

On Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 7:30pm, the Warren County Board of Supervisors will be holding a public hearing regarding the fate of the Front Royal Golf Club. The property was originally donated for recreational purposes in 1938 and later picked up by the county in 2005.

The expressed intention of the donation as well as the wording of the deed stipulates that the land be used as a golf course and other recreational purposes. The public is invited to express their thoughts and concerns on the proposed closure. The county has maintained that no matter what happens, the land will continue to bevused for recreational purposes such as biking and hiking.

Despite this assurance, if the county would like to close the golf course, a judge must first sign off on the point. Judge Clay Athey noted in a recently published account, that it is not uncommon for government funded operations (like the Front Royal Golf Course) to lose money, and that it is not a good enough reason to close. A court date is set for September 20, 2018.

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