Hancock Neighborhood Association Statement on the Hancock Golf Course

Hancock Neighborhood Association Statement on the Hancock Golf Course

By vote of the Hancock Neighborhood Association membership at a Special Meeting held March 31, 2021, a consensus was found on supporting the following components pertaining to the Hancock Golf Course:
Component 1: Support budget sustainability for Hancock Golf Course

  • Promote adding food and beverage vendors to offset cost for equipment and course improvements
  • Suggest opening the Hancock recreation center as a clubhouse on Sundays to promote golf community interest
  • Redesign of problematic holes identified on the golf course to increase rounds played
  • Youth golf programs that serve city-wide groups, such as the Junior Golf Academy and First Tee
  • Introduce adult-beginner programs to attract new players
  • Annual frisbee golf tournament
  • Family-friendly live music events featuring nonamplified acoustic music to serve as Hancock fundraisers
  • Formalize a relationship between HNA and course managers to ensure community engagement.

Component 2: Continuation of non-golf community spaces (trail, soccer fields, playscape, etc.)

  • Ensure that existing non-golf community spaces are preserved (trail, soccer fields, playscape, etc.)
  • Continued collaboration with PARD on non-golf community use as exemplified in the trail installation
  • HNA engagement session to explore the enhancement of community spaces
  • Non-golf open park days
  • Encourage plantings of trees/bushes for pedestrian/vehicle safety and shade.

Component 3: What we oppose

  • Oppose a driving range
  • Oppose netting/fencing around Hancock Golf Course
  • Oppose night lighting beyond the Hancock Rec Center parking lot
  • Oppose a concessionaire taking over general operations of the golf course.