Ditto to John Burley’s letter (“Many reasons to keep Clustered Spires,” April 17). I have played golf from Maine to Florida and always enjoy coming back to Clustered Spires. The staff is friendly, the course is always in good condition, and the rates are reasonable. The course itself is not overly difficult, but challenging. Why would the city want to get rid of such an asset to the park system?

Billy Wagner

Mount Airy

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The city has an obligation to it's taxpaying citizens to provide recreational activities especially to its senior citizens. Anyone familiar with Clustered Spires would know that 75% or more of the activity during the week is senior citizens.
Also, please note that since the previous manager who was stealing much of the course revenue has been released and since his release, the course has made $107,000 profit since it has been placed under new management. The city would be making a huge mistake if they put the course up for sale.


If the place was run properly the city could make money from it. Just about every other golf course in the area is a gold mine.


That really isn't true. The number of rounds across America is trending down. Courses are going out of business all over the place. Clustered isn't one of them.

garden whimsey

If your city taxes, which they are going to raise again next year, were being used to support a money-losing golf course, your opinion would probably be very different. The city continues to use my $2,875 a year property tax to support that money pit golf course but they won't provide us with once-a-year bulk pickup.


I'll vote for anyone who promises to bring back bulk trash. Bulk trash was one of the two best things about Frederick.


Move into the city. Its non-golfing citizens welcome you.


And you can have chickens in your back yard too! Need to tell them all the benefits.[lol]

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