Town of Truro looks to renew golf contract with National Seashore

Course manager asks for letters from resident golfers
The pro shop and snack bar at the Highland Links Golf Course has been run by the Town of Truro for over 40 years. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.

The Town of Truro is seeking support from resident golfers.  Jim Knowles, the manager of the Highland Links Golf Course recently announced that the town's 10-year contract with the Cape Cod National Seashore is up for renewal.

The Cape Cod National Seashore has concession agreements with non-federal entities at sites throughout the park.

Although a possession of the Cape Cod National Seashore, the town manages the nine-hole course at the base of Highland Lighthouse. Originally founded in 1892 as a private course, the course eventually became federal property in 1961 as part of the Cape Cod National Seashore Act, at which time it was leased to the Town of Truro.

As Knowles works with the town administrator to finalize the Town of Truro Prospectus, he has issued a call to Truro golfers to put pen to paper in support of the current operational setup. He has asked that a copy be addressed to Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price (Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 2667), and a copy be sent to his attention (PO Box 162, North Truro, MA 02652).

The town is no doubt hoping to have better luck with the National Seashore than the former stewards of Highland Lighthouse. Last month, the Provincetown Banner reported that the Cape Cod National Seashore severed ties with Highland Museum & Lighthouse, Inc. The non-profit group had been instrumental in moving the lighthouse inland in 1996 and had been in charge of its operation since that time.


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