This may not be a popular opinion in an environment of budget cuts and a weak economy, but I have to support the City Council for their efforts to save DeBell Public Golf Course, and I don't even play golf.
When I moved to Burbank years ago, the existence of this charming course, as well as other green areas, was one of the things that made this town stand apart from others. The fact that Burbank has so many venues for outdoor activity is the hallmark of a civic-minded community that values the physical and psychological health of their residents. The many parks, pools, tennis courts, a roller hockey rink (there's even a horseshoe pit near Victory and Buena Vista!) all help make Burbank a wonderful throwback to a gentler, more family-centric time.
The DeBell course is an institution that is part of that charm and tradition. I grew up in a community that didn't have a public course and only the wealthy and well connected could whack around a golf ball. So it was a real bonus moving to a town that had their own beautiful course. Even if I don't play golf, the simple fact that it is there and you can play if you want, makes a world of difference. The DeBell course is a reasonably priced venue available for use all year. Late afternoon hours in the summer cost only $10 a round; there's an easily accessible driving range and a nice par 3, nine-hole course for parents and kids for only $5. The Burbank recreation department offers dirt cheap golf classes for adults and children.