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Tres Rios Golf Course In West Valley To Temporarily Close Starting Monday

The Tres Rios Golf Course at Estrella Mountain Regional Park in the West Valley is closing temporarily starting Monday. Its current operator cited an ongoing loss of revenue as it reason to seek to terminate its lease, Maricopa County said in a Friday statement. 

The operator, Tres Rios Golf LLC, a division of C-Bon International Golf Group (CBIGG), broke the news to the county last month. CBIGG has operated the Goodyear property since 2012, and its current contract runs through April 30, 2037.

Last week, CBIGG told the county it intended to close the golf course effective Monday. 

"Over the past several years, many golf courses around the valley have been financially strained, and Tres Rios Golf Course is no exception," the county said. "CBIGG has kept the county informed about its difficulty generating enough income, despite efforts to market the property."

In July, the county and the operator began informally searching for a new operator who can take over, but those efforts weren’t successful. The county will now begin the formal process to seek interested parties for a new managerial agreement. 

CBIGG has agreed to provide a minimal level of maintenance over the next three months to maintain the integrity of the turf for a future operator.

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Rocio Hernandez was a senior field correspondent at KJZZ from 2020 to 2022.