Conflicting perspectives about the future of Winters Quarters Golf Course were presented during the Pocomoke City Council meeting on Monday.
Duane Durham, who resides in the Winter Quarters neighborhood, has spearheaded a petition drive seeking to close the course. Despite revamped marketing efforts, from his view there doesn’t appear to be an uptick in attendance.
“Yesterday was a beautiful day and I saw nobody on the golf course,” he said.
Durham said for decades the facility has been a bust to the town’s operating budget.
“There are more important things that this money can be used for,” he said. “The people of this town should be able to turn their faucets on and have quality drinking water.”
For the past two weeks, Durham has gone door to door and collected more than 200 signatures on a petition asking to close the golf course. While presenting the list to council, he noted the consensus was overwhelmingly in favor of shuttering the course.