Irecently read in the Daily Pilot about Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor's proposal to eliminate nine holes from the Mesa Linda Golf Course at Costa Mesa Golf & Country Club and convert them to athletic fields for young people ("Plan swaps golf holes for fields," Sunday). I cannot adequately describe my dismay at this ill-conceived proposal.
The two golf courses at the Costa Mesa Golf & Country Club are the premier public golf courses in Orange County. There are simply no other golf courses within 50 miles that provide the same level of value, accessibility and quality. I have been a resident of Costa Mesa for 13 years, and I golf at both Mesa Linda and Los Lagos on a weekly basis, often two or more times a week. The loss of even nine holes would be disastrous to the thousands of tax-paying, voting adults who live in the community and who golf in Costa Mesa.