Ariz. State hopes to manage Papago Golf Course

The city of Phoenix appears to have found an operator for its flagship golf property.

The Arizona Republic reports that Arizona State University, the owner of Karsten Golf Course, is seeking a 30-year contract to manage Papago Golf Course.

“In terms of successfully operating a golf course and knowing what the hell they’re doing, ASU’s got the track record,” a city official told the newspaper. “They’ve been doing it for 20 years.”

If an agreement can be reached, Papago will become the home of ASU’s men’s and women’s golf teams, which need to relocate because the university has decided to close Karsten and offer its acreage to developers.

The city council is expected to vote on the matter later this month or early next month.

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