Golf course limited to nine holesThe city-owned Lakeview National Golf Course will open with just nine of its 18 holes in use this spring.
The city-owned Lakeview National Golf Course will open with just nine of its 18 holes in use this spring.
City council member Jerry Norberg said he is confident that all 18 holes will be playable by summer. He said an opening date for the course is dependent upon the weather – this past week’s snow didn’t help. The course went to nine holes last fall due to bare greens and tee box areas.
The city turned operation of the course clubhouse over to the Two Harbors Curling Club this year in a deal that will leave them with full ownership of the clubhouse and curling arena. The city has been trying to curb losses at the course that have depleted its liquor store proceeds in past years.
Norberg said 146 season passes have been sold on a pace with last year’s 158. “Thank you to everybody who understands the vision of the course,” Norberg said.
The course is being maintained by Tracy Pearson of Silver Bay, who has worked on various courses throughout the region. The driving range will have a ditch installed so water better drains from there. Pearson did not return calls seeking comment on plans for the course.
The clubhouse is open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Wed-nesday, and Friday. Call to ask about the course at 834-2664.