The Miacomet Golf Course, the island’s only public 18-hole golf facility that is owned by the Nantucket Land Bank, has had one of its biggest summers ever – more than 16,000 rounds have been played to date – prompting the Land Bank to consider freezing the number of members and the membership waiting list for two years.
Miacomet’s wait list already has more than 600 names. The recommendations come from the Miacomet Golf Committee, led by island resident Chris Perry, which stated “there are currently too many members for the available number of tee times…There is no reason to allow additional sign-ups (to the wait list) at a time when the membership is already too large.”
The Land Bank Commission yesterday took the recommendations under advisement.
Miacomet Golf’s general manager, Al Costa, added that the number of food and beverage covers for the year had topped 30,000, more than 200 percent above what had been budgeted, and he credited the new clubhouse building that opened in early 2020.
“I don’t need to tell you – you all know it – Miacomet has become an extremely popular golf course,” Costa told the commissioners. “The new building (clubhouse) is the thing that has tipped the scales. We aren’t out there beating the bushes to get customers. They’re just coming.”