Water System Funding Needed For Spreading Antlers

 

View of Course and Clubhouse from Memorial Drive

The Spreading Antlers Golf Course has always operated on a tight budget, and has depended on donations and the financial assistance of the City of Lamar for the past several years.   Now, the control system for the course’s watering needs is beyond repair and a new, updated system is needed to keep the course watered.  The estimated cost is $105,000, and on top of that, the course needs cart paths repaired and other areas also require attention.

The City of Lamar has been providing $15,000 for needed upgrades for the past several years, as well as some in kind assistance, but the funding may not continue indefinitely.  A fund raising committee has been organized to secure enough funding to obtain a loan for the needed repairs.  The repair costs will be spread out over seven years. 

The Spreading Antlers Golf Course has been one of the mainstays of outdoor athletics for all ages in the county.  The Lamar High School and Lamar Community College golf teams practice there and host tournaments.  The course has also been used as a fund-raising site for many years, for such organizations as the college’s and Prowers Medical Center’s Foundations, Southeast Colorado Cancer Initiative, Lamar Area Hospice, Relay for Life and many others.  The course is open to the public and to Spreading Antlers Club members. 

For any questions regarding donations, contact committee member Larry Huddleston at 719-688-5161, Gilbert Sprout at 719-691-9791 or Sean McTaggart at 719-688-0366.  Donations may be mailed to:  Spreading Antlers Golf Course, P.O. Box 670, 28157 U.S. Highway 50, Lamar, CO  81052.

 

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