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Northwood Golf Club trying to climb back into the blackSubmitted: 10/30/2013

Adam Fox
10 p.m. Anchor/Reporter
afox@wjfw.com

RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander golf course that has struggled to stay profitable believes a late winter hurt their bottom line.

Northwood Golf Course Superintendent Joe Andersen says the course opened six weeks later than usual because of the lingering winter. According to public documents, the course is projected to finish with a $27,594 deficit.

"I would guess that we started off the day we opened probably between $80,000 to $100,000 dollars down from last year to that same date," Andersen said.

The City of Rhinelander has been helping out with loans from the city's general fund since the early 2000s. The course has cut its budget from $694,000 in 2010 to a projected $498,487 for 2014.

They're also trying to attract more golfers.

"The big thing in my opinion is the lack of people having free money to spend on leisure activities," Andersen said. "When times are tough, people cut their luxuries first, and golf is a luxury."

The course will have to repay the City of Rhinelander nearly $900,000.



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