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Mayor Abramson Unveils Golf Cart Discount Card, Celebrates Completion of Sun Valley's Cart Path

Tuesday July 1, 2003

Louisville golfers may find their next trip to one of the nine Metro Parks golf courses a little more affordable, thanks to a new golf cart discount card unveiled today by Mayor Jerry Abramson. People who frequent Sun Valley Golf Course will also find that their golf carts ride a little smoother, thanks to a new paved cart path on the first nine holes. Fourteenth District Councilman Robert Henderson joined Mayor Abramson and Metro Parks officials to celebrate Sun Valley’s new cart path.

The new golf cart discount card is available for $50, and is valid for the calendar year in which it was purchased. With the card, golfers can rent a golf cart for $8, an average savings of $4. The passes are available during normal weekday business hours at the Metro Parks Athletics Office, 1297 Trevilian Way – across from the Louisville Zoo in Joe Creason Park. For more information, call (502) 456-8134 or e-mail parks@loukymetro.org.

Sun Valley’s new cart path, completed in about three weeks at a cost of $60,000, replaces a gravel path installed several years ago by Metro Parks staff. Speaking at the cart path dedication, Mayor Abramson said: “As I campaigned for mayor – in district dialogues and other meetings in this area – I heard time and again about the need to pave the cart path at Sun Valley. I promised to get it done. Today, I’m pleased to tell you that we’ve kept that promise.”
 
“This is the only 18-hole public course in southwest Louisville, and the golfers who play this course on a regular basis deserved a paved cart path,” said Councilman Henderson. “I’m pleased that Metro Government was able to deliver it so quickly.”

Sun Valley Golf Course has origins as a country club. Jefferson County Fiscal Court purchased it in 1968 and re-opened it as a public course. It was expanded to 18 holes in 1997, thanks in part to Bud Basham, a local resident who donated acreage so the new holes could be added. The golf course is part of a 118-acre park that also includes a community center, summer swimming pool and athletic fields.

Metro Parks operates nine public golf courses. The system’s 18-hole courses are Iroquois, Long Run, Seneca, Shawnee, Sun Valley, and Charlie Vettiner. The 9-hole courses are Cherokee, Crescent Hill, and Bobby Nichols in Waverly Park.

Metro Parks provides safe, diverse park and recreational facilities and programs for public use and preserves green space and other resources for future enjoyment. With responsibility for 122 parks covering more than 13,500 acres, Metro Parks operates and maintains Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government’s parks, forests and recreation facilities.

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