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Tucson to close east-side golf course after losses


TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A city owned golf course on Tucson's east side will be shut down and tuned into a passive park unless a management company steps in and begins turning a profit.

The Tucson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to shut down the Fred Enke Golf Course by June.

Councilwoman Regina Romero said the problem in Tucson is simply a matter of supply and demand.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that Tucson's golf problems mirror the situation around the country for both public and private courses. Rounds and revenues have plunged as interest in the sport has waned.

The City Manager's office recommended closing Enke as part of several proposals to revive the golf program. The courses have run up a $7.5 million deficit since 2004.

Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com

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