Chomonix petition gains fast support, county officials agree to continue course operations

Chomonix petition gains fast support, county officials agree to continue course operations Photo: Chomonix Golf Course

January 24, 2019 10:10 AM

A petition to halt a proposal to turn Chomonix Golf Course into an outdoor recreation area gained fast support.

According to an item in the Twin Cities Golf newsletter, Anoka County officials have agreed to allow operations to continue for another three years, at minimum, as a result of the feedback.

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The fate of the golf course was uncertain after officials said the course lost hundreds of thousands of dollars from 2014 to 2018 and would cost Anoka County taxpayers $1.64 million over the next five years to operate.

A proposal to turn the course into an outdoor recreation space, complete with a mountain bike course and an archery range, was suggested.

RELATED: Chomonix Golf Course in Anoka County may become outdoor recreation area

However, there was significant enough support from the community for county officials to reconsider.

County officials have asked Twin Cities Golf to develop ideas to "improve marketing and profitability" to keep the course open longterm.

Those suggestions are expected to be shared at a county board meeting Feb. 5.

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