Golf course proposal is reasonable

Good for the Wichita Park Board for listening to the public and proposing a way to keep all of the city’s golf courses open. City Manager Robert Layton had recommended that the city close one of the courses because of declining usage and trouble servicing the debt on the Auburn Hills Golf Course. But the park board recommended last week that the city raise greens fees slightly, delay some capital improvement projects at the courses, and do a better job marketing the courses. The plan is a reasonable alternative that is supported by golfers. Well played.