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No decision made on future of Oro Valley golf courses

Town council tabled issue to a future meeting
Posted at 10:32 PM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 01:32:28-04

ORO VALLEY, Ariz. — The Oro Valley town council met Wednesday night to decide on the future of the town's golf courses.

The discussion has been a polarizing topic among the people who live in Oro Valley.

There were dozens of people who showed up at the meeting on July 31, but it was nowhere near the 700 people who were at last week's meeting.

The town council discussed the future of El Conquistador golf and tennis and Pusch Ridge golf courses.

It all comes down to saving money. The town manager outlined several options for the council to consider:

  1. Keep all 36 holes
  2. Reduce the number of holes to 27
  3. Reduce the number of holes to 18
  4. Abandon golf all together

If the option to abandon golf altogether was chosen, that would open the door to turning the land into a park, or a natural area.

Joe Lunne, the town's public information officer, told KGUN9 just before 10 p.m. that no decision was made. A motion was made to keep all 36 holes, but it was tabled, he said.

No future meeting date has been set yet.