By Ted AYALA
With rumors about the untimely demise Verdugo Hills Golf Course (VHGC) rampant across the Foothills communities, VHGC manager John Mascarenas wanted to reach out to the community to straighten out the story of the VHGC’s future.
“We’re still going – and we’re not going anywhere,” said Masacarenas. “A lot of newspapers just seize on stories about the ‘developers’ buying our course and make it look as if the bulldozers are already here. The truth of the matter is that these people are interested in making money. So the reality is that we’ll be here and continue to be here.”
Formerly owned by a pair of developers, Snowball West and NWH, the latter developer is no longer in existence though its investors still hold a stake
in the VHGC. “They’ve owned the [VHGC] for about seven years,” explained Masacarenas. “But there’s a reason why we haven’t gone anywhere. They know we’re a part of this community.”
He added, “We’re open everyday. We need the support of the community if they want us to keep going. [VHGC] offers plenty for everybody. Great golfing, a fantastic restaurant with dynamite food, and even beer and wine.”
Masacarenas also mentioned the reduction of prices. “Our prices are now $10 for adults; $7 for juniors (10 and under) and seniors (62 and over). VHGC is a great and affordable place to spend a day.”
Asked what more he wanted the community to know, Mascarenas answered, “Just come on down and play!”
VHGC is located at 6433 La Tuna Canyon Road in Tujunga. More information can be found by calling the course at (818) 352-3161 or by visiting the website at www.verdugohillsgolfcourse.com.