By Amy B Wang, The Republic | azcentral.com
After years of debt, management issues and snake-bitten restoration attempts, Phoenix is once again trying to breathe new life into the once-storied Papago Golf Course.
The city has signed a 30-year agreement with Arizona State University, which will begin managing the course July 1 and base its men’s and women’s golf programs there.
The university will create a non-profit golf foundation to manage Papago, covering all operating and capital expenses for the city’s third-oldest municipal course. The foundation also will have to build a new clubhouse within three years or the agreement can be terminated.