The Enger Park Golf Course Renovation Plan was approved by the Parks & Recreation Commission on September 15, 2021 and by City Council on September 27, 2021.
Enger Park Golf Course renovation Phase 1a items are currently in design and include a new irrigation system, irrigation pond, improvements to fairways, and restoration of Buckingham Creek. Initial bidding for the first scope of work will occur in October 2022. Phase 1a is planned to start in the Fall of 2023 with the excavation of the irrigation storage pond. The irrigation system will be installed in 2024. Restoration of Buckingham Creek and the fairways will coincide with the 2024 schedule.
In 2023, Enger Park Golf Course will be open with 27 holes through at least Labor Day. Lester Park Golf Course will not be open in 2023. A determination of 2024 operations at either Lester Park Golf Course with 18 holes or Enger Park Golf Course with 9 holes minimum will be based on a combination of construction and irrigation project bid results and operational revenue/loss projections of the golf program during 2023 and 2024. Discussion of these operating models will occur during City Council budget presentations in December 2022, with the Golf Budget presentation scheduled on December 5.
Prior Golf Course study and findings documents related to Duluth Public Golf are available at: https://duluthmn.gov/parks/golf/duluth-public-golf/.