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Commentary By Steven Malanga

Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act Bucks Are Just a Huge Waste

Economics Tax & Budget

For 20 years, golf had been wilting in the heat of South Florida. As aging players gave up the sport and younger people sought recreation elsewhere, the area’s grand, lush courses and the planned communities surrounding them — many built by overly optimistic entrepreneurs — struggled. Dozens of courses closed. 

Then COVID-19 arrived, and among the many effects it has left in its wake was a golf resurgence, as a new generation, wanting to spend more time outside, has discovered the links. Courses overflow again in South Florida, and tee times are scarce.

Not to worry: The Biden administration is coming to the rescue. The town of Palm Beach Gardens is using $2 million in federal money from President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to build a $16 million public course, with a two-story clubhouse and driving range that should help at least partially slake the new thirst for golf.

Continue reading the entire piece here at the New York Post


Steven Malanga is the George M. Yeager Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a senior editor at City Journal. Adapted from City Journal

This piece originally appeared in New York Post