Wichita looks to sell one of its golf courses

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita city board has decided to put one the city's golf courses up for sale, but enthusiasts shouldn't get their hopes up for playing on their own private retreat.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the Park Board voted Friday to seek proposals for the sale of the 146-acre MacDonald Golf Course in northeast Wichita, but with several conditions to ensure it remains a golf course open to public play.

Under the proposal, if the buyer decided to close the course or redevelop it, the Park Board could buy it back for the original sale price.

The money from the sale will be used to support other city courses.

The decision to sell came after officials learned the city golf system could be $163,000 in the red this year.