An Ottawa city staff report is recommending that the city issue a request for proposals for the operation of the Pine View Municipal Golf Course.
The land where the golf course sits is currently owned by the National Capital Commission and the City of Ottawa operates the golf course business. The city rents the land for $1 a year.
The report is recommending the city get out of the golf course business and get an outside firm to renegotiate with the NCC and take over the lease.
The Community and Protective Services Committee will discuss the motion at a meeting next Friday.
The course lost $130,000 last year according to Coun. Rainer Bloess, who sits on the Board of Management for Pine View Municipal Golf Course. Bloess estimates that the course will break even in 2013.
The change in operations "could mean a change in rates, it could mean a change in how the facilities are run, the hours of operation," said Bloess.
Twenty to 30 trees were taken down at the east-end golf course when a tornado touched down in July.
The possible third-party operations of the course comes at a time when some Ottawa golf courses could close due to over-expansion in the area and a sharp drop in people embracing the sport.
Golf courses in Ottawa have steadily increased over the last few years, according to the National Golf Course Owners Association in Canada.
"What we're looking for is anybody who steps forward that they show us how they invest money in this facility to make it a better place to play golf," said Bloess.