Macon Parks and Recreation Director Dale "Doc" Dougherty says he's trying to put an end to the question of what to do with the fiscally-challenged Bowden Golf Course by making it profitable again.
The city-owned course recently got some upgrades, and the city is hoping golfers will notice when picking a place to tee-off.
Friday afternoon, Macon native Willie Brown was out on the driving range.
Brown says he fell in love with the game of golf playing on the Bowden golf course more than 15 years ago.
"Bowden is the kind of course when it's kept well, the people come," says Brown.
But over the years, Bowden fell into disrepair.
Dougherty says rotting steps, flooded fairways, and poorly maintained tee-boxes created the feeling that Bowden was sub-par.
"There's a difference between being historic and being trashy," says Dougherty. "And there's a number of areas in this golf course that really jumped right over that line."