By Anayeli Ruiz
STANTON - The future of the golf course in Stanton is the talk of the town. The current owner is looking to get rid of the course and Martin County leaders want to buy it, but not everyone who lives in the county is on board with that idea.
The golf course and country club in Martin County is stirring up the residents so much so that the Commissioner's Court has decided to put the issue on the ballot. The privately owned country club is trying to sell their 9 hole golf course and the county is thinking of buying the course.
Commissioners are still trying to work out what this will mean for taxpayers but the price tag on the golf course, the club house and the pool is running at $345,000. If the county decides to buy the course, San Angelo based Bentwood Country Club has offered to run the club. They currently run the Winkler County Club.
County commissioners brought it up at their last meeting and residents voiced their opinions, those who were against it say they never use the course and don't want the county to own one, but other residents think its a good idea.
"I think the county should keep it, it's a good idea. It's good for the kids, it lets them have something to do, I think it's a good idea," Stanton Resident, Elizabeth Benavidez, said.