Mulligan, please? Golf course still relies on city funds

An Edinburgh golf course run by the town didn’t earn enough to cover all of its costs again last year and will be supported with tax dollars until it does.

Timbergate Golf Course earned about $920,000 in 2013, which wasn’t enough to pay all $1.35 million in expenses. The course raised enough to pay operating costs, such as salaries, equipment and maintenance, but not enough to pay all of a $460,000 payment for the loan that built the course in the 1990s.

A rainy spring and early winter led to fewer people golfing and less revenue in 2013, compared to 2012, but the course is making progress toward becoming self-sufficient, Edinburgh Town Council President Ron Hoffman said.

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