Lycoming County’s ownership of White Deer Golf Complex has been met with years of controversy, often due to the course’s management, debt and diminishing amenities.
In 2006, the Lycoming County Commissioners took back control of the course from the Lycoming County Recreation Authority. Billy Casper Golf was hired in 2016 to manage the course and help bring it from a deficit to a profit.
Since taking over management of the course, Billy Casper was given $1 million in bond funds by the county to refurbish the golf course.
The commissioners have said in the past that the goal of investing funds into the course is to help it either make a profit for the county, or provide a profit should the county choose to sell it.
Billy Casper has replaced multiple bunkers at the course, cleared out hundreds of trees and replaced old equipment, said Chris Strand, regional manager for Billy Casper.
He said in the past four years, the course has come very close to bringing in a profit and no longer is using taxpayer funds.
On the PULSE was given an exclusive look at the improvements made over the past four years.
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