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leef2020
Good-bye Mile Square 'Players' Course?
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Tuesday January 8, 2019 1:33 PM
Received an e-mail message from the SCGA regarding an upcoming meeting regarding the future of 80+ acres of golf course to be 're-purposed' and a lease change to the management company (MSGC) for the Mile Square Golf Courses (not including David L Baker).

Interesting read, but in short, it appears that they are in arrears $3.6M on lease payments discovered in an audit a few years ago, from the renegotiated deal struck in 1999 that added the newer Player's course. Also, the lease fees that they are required to pay currently are significantly higher than other OC Parks leases. Guess this helps explain their high current fee structure. The new deal, if adopted would return the Player's course acreage (not clear exactly which holes would go/remain - some old 'Classic' holes were adapted to the new 'Players' course).

http://www.scga.org/pdfs/Mile%20Square%20Golf%20Course%20Lease%20Agreem ent.pdf

Ironically, I was last week trying to remember the old Classic Course layout circa the early 1990's. May get to see some form of it. Would sadly, would be a loss to the OC golf choices, assuming it goes through as outlined.

There will be a meeting for those interested in attending:

MEETING DETAILS:
Wednesday, Jan. 16
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Mile Square Regional Park - Freedom Hall (parking fee waived)
16801 Euclid Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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Tuesday January 8, 2019 4:22 PM
Boo! After losing El Toro (with the "promise" of 45 holes to replace it that isn't going to happen) we do not need to lose another reasonable OC golf course. And I think these are two of the best affordable courses in the region.

I wouldn't bet on the Player's course being the obvious closure. They'll take whatever land they want for other park facilities, and I'd think for ease of public access that might be the Classic course.
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leef2020
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Tuesday January 8, 2019 9:53 PM
QUOTED  I wouldn't bet on the Player's course being the obvious closure. They'll take whatever land they want for other park facilities, and I'd think for ease of public access that might be the Classic course.


If you look a few pages in to the link I provided, they do show a map that highlights the area that will remain as 18 holes of golf v. the 85 acres to be given back to the county. The area that will remain as a golf course, does indeed fall in line with the original 18 holes, now known as the 'Classic' course. Certainly, they made some changes to the original 18 when they put in the Players course, so it is TBD to see what they do with certain holes to become the new 18 in a few years. It does appear that the process will take about 2 more years, meaning that Players will remain open until the end of 2020, if I read the detailed report/contract correctly.
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Wednesday January 9, 2019 3:19 PM
That's sad. I like Players much more than Classic.
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