The closing of Kayak Point Golf Course on Oct. 21 is tragic on so many levels. Snohomish County is fortunate to have one of the best golf resources in the entire country. Kayak is simply a beautiful golf experience. Each fairway is lined by majestic tall trees: fir, cedar, spruce, alder and oak. Kayak is free of houses so each hole is isolated from the rest of the course. It’s truly a walk or ride in paradise.
Our county leaders have decided that Kayak point should no longer feature a stunning golf experience for its residents.
Our elected officials have indicated that Kayak is not revenue neutral. No county or municipal golf course makes money. Publicly owned courses, like parks, boat launches, hiking trails, campgrounds, etc., are provided for the benefit of its citizens. Improving the quality of life, increasing property values and encouraging physical activity are products of public amenities.
Letting Kayak go as a golf course is literally forfeiting a country resource worth millions of dollars. This is a magnificent resource we own. Let’s make every effort to keep Kayak Point a great golf experience for our citizens.