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City leaders discuss future golf course plans

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Two city meetings. Two different golf courses.

In Kennewick, the Columbia Park course is on tonight's City Hall meeting agenda. The topic: choosing a company to take over for the next three months now that the current manager is finishing the end of a decade long contract.

 "We think this is a good arrangement," Kennewick City Manager Bob Hammond said. "It was good that we were able to find a way to part ways with Gary where we both thought we really did fine on the deal." 

All this after Kennewick leaders recently turned down a settlement agreement that would allow the Columbia Park Course to become a city-run facility.

The city manager says it's a good move they're making now. Instead of hiring staff they will privately contract a company to manage the course.

Over in Richland, leaders are narrowing down their search to find a permanent management team to run the Columbia Point course.  

"We've received five proposals from various management firms and we'll be interviewing all five later this month."