Golfers who hit the hyperlinks at Wanaki Golfing Direction in Menomonee Falls must discover a new path subsequent yr. Wanki will shut after the 2019 golfing season.
The path has been working at a loss for the previous decade, in step with a statement from Dale Shaver, director of Waukesha County Division of Parks and Land Use.
Shaver famous that the county’s golfing lessons don’t seem to be supported via tax cash. As an alternative, they’re paid for via golfing path charges, cart leases, concessions and particular tournament charges.
Wanaki, N50 W20830 Lisbon Street, has misplaced from $41,000 to $243,000 yearly for the decade, Shaver mentioned. Reserve finances that experience stored Wanaki afloat had been depleted.
As well as, the path wishes “vital infrastructure upkeep and upgrades, estimated to price over $645,000, in step with a 2018 projected infrastructure wishes research,” in step with an FAQ at www.waukeshacounty.gov/golfing.
The FAQ additionally mentioned that whilst the verdict isn’t irreversible, converting it will require the use of tax cash.
“I guarantee you that we have got now not made this resolution frivolously, however it’s the proper resolution for the taxpayers of Waukesha County,” Shaver mentioned. “Whilst a plan isn’t but in position for the Wanaki assets, the county is reviewing all to be had choices, together with protecting the land as a park or inexperienced area. We are hoping to make a choice at the long term use of the valuables via the tip of 2019.”
Debi Eimer can also be reached at 262-361-9135 or [email protected] Practice her on Twitter at @DebiEimer.