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Ascarate Park Golf Course seeing a decline in golfers

Ascarate Park Golf Course

Today, El Paso county commissioners will get a breakdown of why the Ascarate Golf Course is spending more money than it's bringing in.

The Budget and Fiscal Policy Department want feedback from commissioners on how to make the course more successful.

The 63-year-old park has seen a 21 percent decrease of visitors over the last ten years.

CBS4 looked at the presentation commissioners will see. It shows fewer Americans are playing golf because it's not as exciting to the younger generation.

Ascarate Park keeps records of the age groups that golf.

Younger generations don't really visit.

There has also been a decline in the middle-class players who used to hit the greens.

The Budget and Fiscal Policy Department is reporting the golf course are just not as profitable as it used to be by far.

In 2008, $1 million was spent on the park.

The report shows it broke even but had $120,000 in losses.

Last year, the county spent $1 million on the park.

The report shows it earned $1.7 million, and had less than a million in losses.

By the end of the meeting, the budget and fiscal policy department hopes to get feedback from commissioners on how to make Ascarate Golf Course more successful.

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