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JBER exploring possible closure of golf course

By Dave Detling 11:18 PM February 27, 2014

Military officials propose consolidating two of three courses

ANCHORAGE - Military officials are looking at ways to efficiently run their golf courses on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

On Thursday military officials said they’re looking at the possibility of closing one course and consolidating the remaining two.

Right now there are four golfing options for Anchorage; three of them are military. They include Eagleglen Golf Course, Moose Run Creek Course and Moose Run Hill Course.

The closure of any one of these courses would severely impact golfing options.

The proposal comes after JBER officials assessed the golf program. For more than a year officials monitored course use by both the military and public.

JBER officials found what they call a “long-term downward trend in rounds played.” JBER calculated an 11-year net loss, with millions of dollars in lost revenue.

JBER did not say when a decision would be made or which course faces potential closure. However, the Alaska Golf Association believes Eagleglen is in jeopardy.

Executive Director Jeff Barnhart tells KTVA the golfing community is willing to get involved if Eagleglen closes.

“We may fly in Robert Trent Jones Jr.,” Barnhart said. “He has a really big tie to this facility and he’ll take this national. He’s very frustrated to hear this. He’s offered his services to even do potential renovations at no cost, just to make sure this … [course] doesn’t close.”

Sen. Mark Begich’s office is getting on the golf courses’ futures. In a statement Begich urged JBER officials to find a way to keep Eagleglen open and to involve the public as it explores options, one of them being leasing or selling the course to a private nonprofit.

JBER has scheduled two public meetings for the golf course proposal next week. Issues will be discussed Wednesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Moose Run Clubhouse.

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