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Brian Grimmett

The Salt Lake City Council voted Tuesday night to set aside $65,000 to maintain the greens at what used to be Wingpointe golf course. The money is expected to buy Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s administration time to look at reopening the course. 

The future of Salt Lake City’s recently shuttered Wingpointe Golf Course is unclear. But efforts to reopen the course will likely depend on the outcome of negotiations with the federal government.  

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The Salt Lake City Council doesn’t want to shut down any more golf courses, but the mayor’s office says it might be necessary to ensure the golf program is sustainable for the long term.

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A public hearing on the Salt Lake City budget Tuesday night drew a crowd of people  concerned about  the possible closure of a golf course on the city’s west side. City officials say the golf program is no longer sustainable.

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Salt Lake City is grappling with how to keep its golf program economically sustainable without injecting taxpayer dollars. Options include closing down one of the city’s eight public courses. City officials say golf is less popular than it used to be, which is making it difficult for the program to continue paying for itself.

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As Governor Herbert declares May Utah Golf Month a new report also shows the industry has a larger than expected impact on the state’s economy.