The Links at Brigantine Golf is considered one of the island’s best kept secrets.
18 holes surrounded by quiet neighborhoods, residential streets and back yards. It’s scenic and serene. But watch out for those incoming golf balls.
At the Sept. 3 Brigantine council meeting, neighbors asked how the city can resolve the issue. Car windows getting smashed. Pedestrian pelted in the stomach by sliced golf ball.
Increasingly dangerous. Safety of our children at stake. It’s getting worse.Brigantine neighbor
Some have installed protective netting. Even planted trees on their property to deflect incoming projectiles.
A petition might be circulating that would put pressure on Councilperson Karen Bew who heads the golf course committee. Still waiting for public response and plan from Ms. Bew.
City of Brigantine says golfers are responsible for any damage to neighboring property.
Personal danger. Don’t want to wait til someone gets really hurt.
The Links at Brigantine Golf once caught the eye of Golf Club management expert, Ron Jaworski. The former football star could have turned the struggling course into a marketing and financial grand slam.
Then mayor, Phil Guenther and most of City Council decided to take a pass. Jaworski was gonna run the course like a business, not a taxpayer-funded club for insiders.
Today, the Links golf course no longer operating as a for-profit.
Does the course operate at a loss? Substantial loss?
Subsidized by taxpayers.
Bew rarely discusses Links Golf Course profit and loss.
Public comment: Brigantine golf course should be used for marketing of island. Why hide it?