Unauthorized Access and Damage to Banbury Golf Course
John Boyd, Website Manager, 3-20-21
UP - DATE
Unfortunately the Board and Golf Course have found it necessary to again report that damage to the Golf Course continues to occur, PLEASE SEE THE PHOTO AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
This picture shows that someone rode their bycycle over the sandtrap and onto the 3rd green located just off of Chipper Way. As you can see the bike left a deep gouge/indention in the green causing extensive damage, requiring costly major repairs.
The Board and Golf Course Management are requesting the help of our homeowers, and community, asking they report any information they may have concerning this activity to the Club House front office at Tel# 208-939-3600.
Board of Directors, BBM HOA
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The Board of Directors and Banbury Golf Course Management need to ask for your assistance and support.
As occurred late last summer unauthorized access (trespassing) has again been occurring on the Golf Course along with Vandalism to the greens and fairways during the early and late evenings. The damage has included ruts cut into the greens and turf caused by bicycles and what appears to be the tires of private golf carts. In addition, some course equipment, flag poles, etc., have been removed, damaged and discarded into areas off the course. In some cases, damage appears to be from dogs running and stopping (skidding) on the surface of the greens. Please note, making these repairs and replacing damaged equipment costs thousands of dollars each year.
For your information this most recent activity has been occurring on the greens and fairways around/on the 8th hole (off of Eagle Rd and Whitehaven Pl), the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th holes along Colchester Drive and the 3rd & 16th holes along Chipper Way.
Homeowners are reminded, and are asked to pass along to other Banbury Meadows Residents and surrounding communities, the Golf Course is on private property and the term "Public Course" means it is open to all paying customers that have been registered and properly checked-in at the Club House. The property is not owned by the city, nor is it affiliated with the HOA, and it takes a great deal of work and financial resources to properly maintain the course in order to keep it open for the enjoyment of its customers.
To address this recurring problem, the Golf Course has been forced to engage the help of the local Police Department who will be conducting increased and regular surveillance of the Golf Course. They will also increase surveillance using their own staff.
As we all know the Banbury Golf Course, although not part of our Association, is an integral part of our community. It is a great golf course and contributes to the beauty and value of our neighborhood and homes. It is in our interest to help keep the Golf Course in the best condition possible and we can do that by supporting the fact that it is on private property and refrain from using it as a public park.
What can we all do to help address this problem - - - we request and encourage homeowners to report any obvious unauthorized access or bad behavior taking place on the Golf Course property to the Club House Office by calling 208-939-3600 or by contacting our Association Manager, Jean Cariaga, DSI, at 208-939-6000 or email: [email protected]
Your help and support concerning this matter will be greatly appreciated.
Board of Directors