Local group of politicians working to keep Kincaid Golf Course open
Last season, the Kentucky State Parks announced that Kincaid Lake State Park Golf Course would be closing. A financial move due to increase in maintenance costs to maintain pristine putting greens and tee boxes, the increases costs in the state retirement system and decrease in golfing revenue.
Recently, they approved a plan to potentially have the golf course reopen for the season.
“This was a joint effort of the Pendleton Co. Fiscal Court and State Representative Mark Hart toward working to save the Golf Course at Kincaid State Park. After being notified that the State Parks would no longer operate the golf course at Kincaid after October 2017, we began exploring every option possible to try to preserve this valuable attraction/resource for our county and visitors. After working on one possibility for several months, it was rejected by the State Parks,” said Pendleton County Judge Executive David Fields.
According to the official Request for Proposal, “Pendleton County Fiscal Court is requesting written proposals from qualified individuals, firms and/or agents to lease/sublease, maintain and operate the golf course located at Kincaid Lake State Park..
The county has entered into a written lease with the Commonwealth of Kentucky to operate, manage and maintain the golf course.
“At that point the Fiscal Court voted to lease the Golf Course from the state and then issue an RFP for the county to sub-lease to someone to take over the operations. This has been a very lengthy process and it is"