The Eagle River municipal golf course is set to open the first nine holes near May 1, weather permitting, according to a report to the city council by course manager Patti Marquis earlier this week.
Marquis indicated the greens have come through the winter in great shape. “The pro shop is ready and we are training staff on programs that will be displayed on a 65-inch TV which we will post results, display special events, and advertise season passes,” Marqui said. “We have sold $110,000 in season passes and should extend the discount to when the course actually opens. Our revamped web site can earn money even when we're closed.”
Maquis will also operate the bar and restaruant and wondered if the mirrors in the back bar could be removed but Mayor Jeff Hyslop said “they were installed to reduce noise into the restaruant area” and would probably break if the city tried to remove them. Staff have completed equipment work and the tarp around the carts protected them well “without tearing and can be used next winter.”
There remains a large cleanup of branches on the course after snow melt.