June 29, 2014 2:20 pm

City staff recommend against redeveloping McCall Lake Golf Course

It appears the McCall Lake Golf Course, which was set to be bulldozed, could now stay open.

Later this week, city administrators will recommend the city not redevelop the public golf course.

Golfers are keeping their fingers crossed and remain cautiously optimistic.

“This is actually a pretty good municipal golf course,” says golfer Steve Horwath.  “It opens up more playable golf for people who are on fixed incomes.”

The city has been planning to use the revenues generated from the redevelopment to support the entire municipal golf system.

The course requires $6.7 million in repairs and runs the largest deficit of the eight city courses.

It was initially slated to close at the end of 2014, but due to opposition, the city planned to keep it open until the end of 2015.

Administrators say redeveloping the golf course won’t be enough to sustain the golf system.

The report goes to city committee this week.

 

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