Calgary council votes 12-1 to close Richmond Green Golf Course at end of season

Richmond Green Golf Course in Calgary on 33 Avenue S.W. Global News

Calgary city council voted 12-1 on Monday to close the Richmond Green Golf Course after the 2019 season.

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Mayor Naheed Nenshi was the sole vote against, saying he wanted to wait until a report came back on the sustainability of all golf courses.

The notice of motion, by councillors Diane Colley-Urquhart and Ward Sutherland, said the Richmond Green Golf Course has the lowest attendance — a rate that continues to drop — and revenue of all six city-owned courses.

The course is the most challenging to maintain to “industry golf standards” because of limitations of its clubhouse, facilities, parking and water services infrastructure, the motion read.

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The motion added that the city has other courses in the area that can provide “alternate golf opportunities.”

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