Golf course losing revenue as residents shut out
The revenue of the Waiehu Golf Course has decreased. The reason: Nonresidents are able to play at rates originally intended for residents, who pay taxes to the County of Maui. Why would the Department of Parks and Recreation allow this?
Let’s return to original rules where nonresidents (those who do not pay personal income tax to the County of Maui) pay the fee for nonresidents of Maui.
Do not the residents have the right to be able to play on the course they support with tax payments? Instead, the residents are shut out because the course is so crowded with nonresidents, while the course continues to lose funds.