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Central city golf course future in your hands

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Whether you’re a golfer, or just like having a nice green space in the central part of Glendale, you need to keep your eyes open and your ears tuned into a city council discussion about the future of Glen Lakes Golf Course.

Councilmember Bart Turner, in whose district the golf course is located, is concerned about the possibility the facility may be closed. To keep it open, he said play level has to increase. He said nationally and internationally, participation in the game of golf has gone down.

“For the first time in June, the city had to put more money (into the facility operation),” Turner said.

Other cities are experiencing the same thing, he said.

There’s no doubt the city council will be talking in the near future about what should happen with the golf course.

“People who play that course need to know and participate in the discussion,” Turner said. “Golf is a relevant sport for another generation, at least.”

Turner is aware of programs that could be instituted at the city course, programs that would perhaps start with the PGA program, First Tee.

“It gives disadvantaged kids opportunities they would not otherwise have,” Turner said.

He does not have any set ideas on what should happen with the course.

He said he just wants everybody engaged, saying, “I’m trying to open a conversation.”

That sounds like an open invitation to all Glendale residents. Check the council agendas, or just call Turner at his council office, 623-930-2249, or email at bturner@glendaleaz.com.