Jason Day

DeBell Golf Course operator hopes for brighter future

DeBell Golf Course operator hopes for brighter future

For many Burbank residents, DeBell Golf Course is a place they can visit to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city.

This past Monday morning, dozens of golfers were getting in their rounds at the 5,633-yard, par-71 course, which is tucked away in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains off Walnut Avenue.

Standing atop the 13th tee, which is the highest point on the course, DeBell operator Scott Scozzola gazed down at the city below. It was a calm, serene and picturesque setting that was enhanced by birds chirping, a cool breeze and the pinging sound of a golf driver making contact with a ball.

However, Scozzola recalled a time when club-to-ball sounds were...

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