Oakwood Golf Club, which is situated east of Houston. 

The Houston City Council continues to receive input on the possible purchase of a nine-hole golf course east of Houston.

Parks and Recreation Director Drew Jordan spoke Monday to the six-member council on behalf of the Houston Park Board, which has concerns that a golf course purchase might hinder the need to devote financial resources to the aging Houston Municipal Swimming pool, including a leaky kids’ pool.

The pool at Westside Park was constructed in 1973 at a cost of $176,112 by a Carthage firm.

Jordan said the park board believes attention is needed at the pool before Oakwood Golf Course is purchased.

An August public meeting on the purchase issue draw about 100 to Houston City Hall. Attendees — who crammed into Houston City Hall — fell into two camps: Those who thought the 73.8-acre outlay provides a valuable tool to better the quality of life and recreational opportunities in Houston and those who believed the $325,000 purchase of the Oakwood Golf Club, equipment and 6,000 square foot club house was ill advised and a poor investment. Owner Bud Evans has said he plans to either sell or close the course at the end of the current season.

The golf topic was discussed further during a council closed session at the meeting, and no vote was held. It is expected to draw additional discussion on Oct. 2. 

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