Pretty Prairie residents are working to save municipal golf course

The Links at Pretty Prairie is facing closure after twenty-one years of operation.

The city can no longer afford to maintain the course, so It will close at the end of the year.

Now, a group of volunteers is pitching in to keep the course out of the rough.

Trevor Macy spoke with Daryl Markel, the current president of the Golf Advisory board, and lately, he’s been spending a lot of time working on the course.

He’s just one of several people volunteering their time to keep the course maintained, and playable but even at a course their size, that’s not an easy thing to do.

Between mowing, seeding, and repairing sprinklers and equipment – it can add get expensive, and close the course is something these guys don’t want to see happen.

Markel says, “It’s an asset to the community, it brings people from other towns to our area – and gives our high school kids a place to play golf and have a golf team. We’re a small community, and we’re running out of businesses that are here, so I didn’t want to see this one close.”

(Read more: KWCH News)