(ANOKA – July 19, 2021) – Anoka County leaders have given a vote of confidence toward the once-uncertain future of Chomonix Golf Course, the county-owned course in Lino Lakes that three years ago was operating in the red and faced closure. The course will not close, according to a county spokesperson.
According to a press release: The new Chomonix leadership vision that was set in place in 2019, along with business operations changes, have grown memberships, programs, and green fees. The new operations model generated revenues that are designed to offset operating expenses. The course has seen progress in several areas, including: The Players Club program; golf cart rentals; driving range usage; food and beverage sales; and season pass sales.
“Current golf leagues, members, and players are now assured that Chomonix Golf Course is positively moving forward into the future,” said District 5 Anoka County Commissioner Mike Gamache, chair of the county’s Parks Committee. “Public and player support has been greatly valued and appreciated throughout the evaluation period and Anoka County will continue its commitment to excellence in best serving the golf community at Chomonix Golf Course.”
District 6 Anoka County Commissioner Jeff Reinert noted the improvements at the course have made a noticeable impact over the past three years.
“Conducting a review of Chomonix’s financial situation over the past three years was part of the county’s mission to be fiscally responsible,” Commissioner Reinert said. “Areas of need were identified, changes were made, and those changes have resulted in sustainable operations at the golf course.”
Parks officials told North Metro TV News earlier this year that the picture had improved at the course, thanks in large part to many people embracing golf during the pandemic and resulting shutdown in 2020.