The Recreation and Parks Advisory Board has urged the county commissioners to purchase land in the next two years for the development of a county-owned golf course.
Plans for a county-owned course were first discussed several years ago, but the board formed a subcommitteelast year to take a closer look at the idea. That group found a needfor such courses, which would serve people who don't use the privately owned, open-to-the-public courses in Carroll.
Fees at the county-owned course generally would be lower than at a privately owned course, they said.
The subcommittee suggested requesting proposals from private golf course management firms to operate the facility. Another option, used in Baltimore City, would be theformation of a private company to oversee operation of the course.