Duluth, Minn. seeks golf operator

The city of Duluth, Minnesota is evaluating its golf operations and plans to seek bids for the management of its 27-hole golf properties.

The complexes, in Lester and Enger parks, have been run by a local firm, Professional Golf Management, since 2007. They operate at a loss, according to the Duluth News Tribune, and have accumulated a deficit of about $1 million.

“We think we have an obligation to taxpayers and ourselves to put this out for bid every once in a while,” the city’s chief administrative officer told the newspaper. He noted that the courses “must pay for themselves, both operationally and in terms of debt service.”

The city expects to issue a request for proposals next summer.

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