Golf

Council Passes Amended Golf Course Resolution, Step Closer to Calling for Development Proposals

Council voted 8-0, with amendment that new property must meet certain requirements.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth City Council voted to pass a resolution that allows the potential sale of 50 acres of Lester Park Golf Course and 10 acres of Enger Park Golf Course to a developer to use for affordable housing. The council passed the resolution 8-0, with Councilor Jay Fosley absent. It comes with an amendment that any proposals for…

Vandals Strike Two Harbors Golf Course

Two Harbors, MN – The Lakeview National Golf Course received damage to two greens, a bunker and six golf carts are now out of commission. There are no estimates on the costs of the damages. Although the greens will take awhile to repair, managers say the golf cars received significant damage affecting their suspension. “Most of them look like the…

Officials, Citizens Share Thoughts on Future of Lester Park Golf

Community Listening Session Held in Lester Park pavilion.

DULUTH, Minn.- City officials met with concerned citizens in Lester Park Tuesday to hear more feedback on the fate of Duluth’s Public Lester Park Golf Course. This comes after the council voted in may to potentially use part of the Lester and Enger park golf courses for multi family mixed income housing. The vote means the “Lake Nine” holes will…

Father’s Day Brings Together Three Generations of Golfing Family

Men of the Mertz Family get together every year to golf on Father's Day.

DULUTH, Minn.- Father-son bonding can take place anywhere, even on a golf course. Every Father’s Day the Northland Country Club has a special day of Golf, which has rooted itself as a longstanding tradition in one family’s history. “This is a special day,” said Richard Mertz Sr. “We’ve done it for a number of years, we really have and sons…

Proposed Plans for Duluth Golf Courses Pass to City Council

Plans propose scaling back and developing Lester Park Golf Course.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth Public Golf Courses are now $2.4 million in debt. The city’s recommendations, which the Parks and Recreation Commission passed with a 6-2 vote on Wednesday, would scale back the 27 holes at Lester Park Golf Course to 18 to make way for housing. Plans would also improve the infrastructure at Enger Park Golf Course. Among the proposed…

Golfers Still Waiting to Hit the Links this Spring

Local golf courses are getting ready for the 2019 season

DULUTH, Minn.- With those summer like conditions on the way, Northland golf courses are getting prepared. While some areas of the Northland golf courses are still clear, there is still snow on the ground which is causing delays in opening this season. Golfers are excited to hit the links again. Before the latest snow storm, Duluth’s Enger Park golf course was…

Preparations Underway at Area Golf Courses

With warmer temperatures set to hit the Northland, preparations are already underway at local golf courses for the upcoming season.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-With warmer temperatures set to hit the Northland, preparations are already underway at local golf courses for the upcoming season. Over at Nemadji in Superior, management say they are proactive when it comes to preventing ice buildup on the greens. In December crews were out in full force removing snow from various areas of the course to reduce the…

Residents Meet to Discuss Future of Duluth Public Golf, Hear Potential Plans

Open Gathering Meeting Held at UMD

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s no secret that municipal golf courses nationwide are experiencing trouble with attendance and sales, and Duluth is no exception. Lester and Enger Park golf courses accrued more than two million dollars in debt over the last two decades, causing the city to reevaluate their value. A group called “Friends of Duluth Public Golf” held a meeting at UMD…

Friends of Duluth Public Golf Host Save Lester Scramble

Duluth's two municipal golf courses are Lester and Enger Park.

DULUTH, Minn. – Running a golf course can be expensive. In recent years, some Duluth city leaders have pushed for closing one or both city owned courses because of financial losses. The Friends of Duluth Public Golf hosted a fun scramble to promote saving the Lester Park Golf Course. This is the first “Save Lester  Scramble” and it’s meant to…

Visit Cook County for New and Exciting Adventures this Summer

Linda Jurek, Executive Director of Visit Cook County, Offers Multiple Upcoming Events for Visitors to Check Out this Summer

DULUTH, Minn. – Summer in the Northland can be one of the most beautiful times of the year and up the North Shore, there’s no shortage of entertainment when it comes to celebrating what the area has to offer. Linda Jurek, Executive Director of Visit Cook County, stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about a few upcoming events…

Enger Park Golf Course Partially Opens After Late Season Start

The Enger Park Driving Range is open daily from 8 a.m - 8 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Enger Park Golf Course has officially begun its season after getting delayed by snow for the first time in four years. On this National Golf Day people were out at Enger hitting balls on the range. The full course isn’t open just yet though. And it’s usually up and running by the first week of April in time for the Masters, but the crew at Enger tells us they’re thankful volunteers…

Local High School Golfer Practices in Blizzard

The winter weather warning wasn't stopping this avid golfer.

DULUTH, Minn.- The golf course isn’t in ideal condition, but that didn’t stop sophomore Nate Scullard-Bender with the Denfeld golf team from taking some swings. Categories: High School, Minnesota, Sports Tags: Denfeld golf team, duluth, ENGER PARK GOLF COURSE, Golf, local sports, Nate Scullard-Bender, snow, winter

Custom-fit Clubs Result in Better Golf Game

Active Adventures: Nevada Bob's Golf

DULUTH, Minn. – Although the Northland is seeing snow once again, Spring is here and warmer weather is on the horizon. This makes it the perfect time to prepare for golf season. Nevada Bob’s Golf is the only spot in the Northland that custom-fits club. Manager Dan Szymczak says getting a custom-fit club can dramatically help your golf game. Nevada…

The Sweet Spot Indoor Golf Celebrates Grand Opening

The Sweet Spot Indoor Golf has Moved Locations to 2711 West Superior Street in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Cooler temperatures and even snow will soon force golfers off local courses, but one business in Duluth is looking to keep your swing up to par all winter long. The Sweet Spot hosted their grand opening celebration Tuesday afternoon. Co-owner Stephanie LaFleur and her husband bought the business last Christmas and decided to move locations. The new…

First Frost Blankets Local Golf Courses

Greens at Enger Park Golf Course Turned White Tuesday Morning, Prompting Workers to Think Winter Preparation

DULUTH, Minn. – Greens around the Northland turned white Tuesday morning as much of the Northland experienced a first frost. Staff with Duluth Golf tell FOX 21, fall is one of the busiest times to get out and enjoy a tee time. By the end of October, General Manager Mike Bender says the course superintendent will be shutting down nine…

“Raising the Par” for Positive Energy Outdoors

Fundraiser Golf Scramble at Enger Park Golf Course

DULUTH, Minn. – With Spring well underway it’s the perfect time to hit the links. Next week you can head to the golf course and support a local non-profit while enjoying a round of golf. “Raising the Par” is a fundraiser for Positive Energy Outdoors. The non-profit provides camps and programs for children who otherwise may not be able to enjoy…

Active Adventures: Putting Lessons with Duluth Golf

Meteorologist William Seay Puts His Putting Skills to the Test

DULUTH, Minn. – Meteorologist William Seay put his putting skills to the test in this week’s Active Adventures! With warmer weather moving into the Northland, many courses around the Northland are now preparing for a busy summer season. General Manager of Duluth Golf, Mike Bender, gives William a few tips on his putting techniques. Duluth Golf is located at 1801…