Iron Eagle Golf Course in North Platte hasn't made a profit in more than 15 years and taxpayers are footing part of the bill.
But now it's under new management which officials say will bring in new ideas.
It's because the city owns this golf course and they value it as a quality of life issue because it's right off of I-80 and welcoming coming into the city.
But will Landscapes Management based in Lincoln turn the tide?
"That golf course makes no sense at all," said North Platte resident Chris Ireland.
Concerns of many North Platte residents as the city-funded golf course tees off into another era.
"It's unfortunately never came close to making money," said North Platte mayor Marc Kaschke.
Iron eagle opened in 1994 but 1997 was the last year any profits were made. In 2011 the golf course brought in $312,000 dollars but $313,000 were for operational expenses for payroll and salaries plus $178,000 in operational losses and $350,000 in annual debt payment.
"Anytime you make changes in a business and try to do some things it's probably going to take a couple of years to implement. But the thing I'm excited about is we're going to see some new ideas out there we're going to see some new marketing and we're going to see some new opportunities to try and improve the play of the golf course as well," said Kaschke.
Golf officials say they hope a few changes will help the growing debt frustration.
"We'll put a big emphasis on the golf course itself doing some thing in better shape looking at what we can do to make it even better," said Iron Eagle Golf Course assistant manager Bill Hasemeyer.
Some point the blame of having too many golf courses in the area...North Platte has four.
"We have too many holes of golf in our area and there's only so many players in the market," said Hasemeyer.
The future remains uncertain as to whether the green will not only be on the course or in their wallets.
"Why keep spending money on something your not making money at," said Ireland.
This issue has been in and out of North Platte's city council for years.
Some other considerations are to cut the amount of space the golf course takes up and they are trying to promote the course for tournaments.
But only time will tell if they will ever make a profit.