City to sell McCall Lake Golf Course

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The city plans to sell McCall Lake Golf Course.
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The city plans to sell McCall Lake Golf Course.

McCall Lake Golf Course in northeast Calgary will go up for sale next year, officials announced on Tuesday.

The city decided to divest itself of the 18-hole municipally-owned course at 32nd Street east of Deerfoot Trail “due to significant operating and capital costs,” a release said.

The course will close at the end of the 2014 season.

Last November, council approved a new concept plan for McCall Lake that could include an industrial area and a recreational campus with green space connections.

“The divesture of McCall Lake Golf Course is bittersweet,” said Ward 5 Ald. Ray Jones.

“While I’m sad to see the golf course close, I’m very excited about the potential repurposing of this site for industrial and recreational purposes.”

Public consultations will be part of any future repurposing plans for the site, the city said.

A revised city-wide golf course fee structure will also be developed, the city said.

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