City not selling golf courses
The city of Winnipeg has finally released its report into what it's going to do with city-owned golf courses.
First, nothing will change for this golf season, and the city doesn't plan to sell any of these courses at this point.
But it will now start negotiating with private groups that may wish to manage the Kildonan, Windsor Park, Crescent Drive and Harbour View golf courses.
Last year, the city had issued a request for expressions of interest to see if there was a way to stop the loss of revenue on the courses.
Coun. Scott Fielding, chair of the city's finance committee, said 76 responses were received and close to half offered to manage the courses, rather than take them over outright.
"And we really want to focus in on stopping the bleeding on some of our existing courses. Really, our priority is to fix the troubled courses and stop the bleeding and we think this could be done through the operations and the private operators," he said.
The report and its recommendations will go before the alternate service delivery committee at a July 6 meeting.