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(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Early morning golfers start on the front nine holes at Rose Park Golf Course in Salt Lake City Thursday March 20. A new report reveals that Salt Lake City's golf courses lack financial viability. Among the money losers is the Rose Park 18-hole golf course. The consultant said the city should close it entirely or completely revamp it.
Salt Lake City seeks input on its golf courses
Online » Public can make comments on Open City Hall.
First Published Mar 31 2014 01:30 pm • Last Updated Apr 01 2014 10:07 pm

Salt Lake City is seeking input from golfers on how to proceed after a 206-page consultant’s report identified a list of shortcomings in the municipality’s eight-course system.

The golf program was set up to be self-sustaining. But the Florida-based consulting firm, National Golf Foundation, found the $8 million earned annually from green fees and golf cart fees was not enough to sustain the program.

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Golfers can read the report and offer suggestions at the city’s online Open City Hall at www.slcgov.com/opencityhall.

Among other options, the consultant suggested that the 18-hole Rose Park Golf Course could be closed along with the neighboring nine-hole Jordan River Par 3.

If it remains open, the Rose Park course should be shortened and redesigned into a so-called "executive" course, the report suggests.

The Salt Lake City Council has taken no action since receiving the report and is weighing options on how to proceed with upgrading the courses and clubhouses.


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