Lester Golf Course costing Duluth too much green

By KBJR News 1

Lester Golf Course costing Duluth too much green

August 1, 2014 Updated Aug 1, 2014 at 5:45 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Lester Park Golf Course in Duluth is costing the city more green than expected and it could lead the city to sell it off.

City officials say between the Lester and Enger golf course, Duluth loses over $300,000 on golf operations per year.

Lester Golf Course alone has an operation deficit of $250,000 a year for the past few years.

Requests for Proposals have been sent out to both golf courses and developers.

"In the past there has been some interest in the land and that could mean a lot of things too," said Daniel Fanning, Duluth Communications Manager. "At this point we don't want to put the cart in front of the horse. We just want to see what the options are, then we will take that back to the community and the council and make decisions together; so we are in the very early stages."

Fanning says nothing will happen with the course this golf season.

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