Something Wrong At The Lossings?

by The Editors on November 21, 2010

Thelossings-Tm-Tm-1It doesn’t take a professional to know that something is terribly wrong with Carlsbadistan’s The Lossings at Carlsbad golf course. But the City apparently hired one anyway. And according to a Barbara Henry story in the North County Times that consultant discovered some problems.

“It’s a difficult golf course to play. The design is very severe,” Sunrise Golf consulting company President Mark Tansey said at a Carlsbad City Council workshop TuesdayIn an interview Friday, Tansey said several holes along the back stretch of the course are extremely tough for the average golfer. The holes have multiple “forced carry” points where golfers must hit their balls over hazards and can lose those balls if their shots fail. . . . Add fairways with slope issues and the bad visibility from some hole tee-off points, and you’ve got some very frustrated golfers, he said.

Apparently, $75 million just doesn’t buy the same quality golf course that it used to. It’s difficult for many to remain calm when discussing the horrific theft of public moneys that is The Lossings. How City Council members who voted for the golf course can in the same breath discuss a “coming public employee compensation disaster” is completely astounding. At this point we’d probably all be better off if the City sold the clubhouse to a chain restaurant, closed the golf course, and turned the land into a public park that everyone could enjoy without having to pay $80.

[Link: North County Times]

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Brent November 21, 2010 at 1:06 pm

I live near this golf course and it’s a joke to look out there. Hardly ever anyone on the course. The craziest thing is that at night you can probably see the course from the International Space Station because they waste so much electricity on the golf range lights. I bet you the lights have been turned on during evenings when not a soul is hitting balls. Shut this place down, sell it to someone with brains and/or lower the green fees! Hey I have a great idea…how about some office retail space…yeah just like the one that covers the old Carlsbad Raceway! That’s the ticket…yeah more office space!

Jon Wantz November 21, 2010 at 2:19 pm

The management company needs to go. Read this entire story in the NC Times, the General Managers comments are exactly what has been and continues to be wrong at the Crossings.

Even Mark Packard sat next to me at a forum during the election and said he would support the sale of the Crossings to a private company.

Fletch November 21, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Hey Wantz,

Looks like you still have some campaign signs littering Palomar Airport Road…

Jon Wantz November 22, 2010 at 9:58 am

Thank you, I was not aware of that.

Gogorilla November 29, 2010 at 3:34 pm

I’d love to have a place to ride my dirtbike again…

Sean December 1, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Huge opportunity to embrace the remaining Motocross and Skate companies in Carlsbad. Create a motocross, skateboard, bmx park. Golf is a dying sport for dying old men.

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