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Sacramento leaders vow to protect golf course, but some residents have other ideas

Local officials seem determined to save the William Land Golf Course after the operator said the course may have to shut down after nearly a century due to financial losses. But some residents offered other possibilities.
Local officials seem determined to save the William Land Golf Course after the operator said the course may have to shut down after nearly a century due to financial losses. But some residents offered other possibilities. Courtesy of Dave Henry

Local officials seem determined to save the William Land Golf Course after the operator said the course may have to shut down after nearly a century due to financial losses.

But when some residents found out the course was in trouble, they offered other possibilities, from a nature area to a major expansion of athletic fields.

Golf course proponents include Councilman Steve Hansen, who represents the Land Park neighborhood, and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg. The mayor, who plays at the course, said Wednesday on Twitter he's adamant about keeping it open.

"I would only consider closing the Land Park golf course when I break 40, which means this great course will never close!" Steinberg tweeted.

But some people posted on social media that they think its time to let the golf course go and offered up some ideas on how the land could be used instead.

What would you suggest the city turn the William Land Park Golf Course into? Feel free to respond in our comments section or on social media.

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