The idea of closing it to save a few bucks is quite literally penny-wise and pound-foolish. The financial losses reported from last year, for example, and attributed to new competition are less believable in that most courses lost money last year due to the forced closings by way of unusual rainfall. Also, the mention of environmentally-friendly land management costing more than conventional techniques is short-sighted. Preservation and sustenance of Mother Earth can never be too expensive, but ultimately, if left to Her natural devices, will cost us less in the long run, that is, if we allow Mother Earth a long run.
I say, “Keep the Acres from the takers!”