When I moved to Ahwatukee 22 years ago, both golf courses in the area were green and very attractive. Now The Lakes at Ahwatukee course, I am told, is about to be closed. I live on the 11th fairway of the Ahwatukee Country Club. This course, in the last several years, has become somewhat of an eyesore. They are no longer watering up to the fence in my backyard, saying the water destroys the fence and now there is noting but dry grass/ground that is very dusty, especially when a golf cart travels along the side of the fairway. This causes a lot of dust on my patio/patio furniture and neighbors pools.

I believe Arizona has an ordinance relative to keeping dust down, why does this not apply to the golf course? They could use bubblers along the fence line that would not spray water on the cement fences and allow the grass to grow. What was once an area that I selected as my home because of the green course, now looks like a slum about to happen.

David A. Gilliland

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