Carmel Mountain Golf Course to close in July due to rising water rates

Posted at 8:06 PM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 23:06:04-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -  The Carmel Mountain Golf Course will close in July. 

The owner of the Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club, Kevin Hwang, said rising water rates are to blame.

Hwang said this golf course is the only privately-owned golf course in San Diego County that uses 100% potable water.

"While we have spent the last couple of years exploring every possible way to keep the course in operation, we have concluded that irrigating the property with more than 45 million gallons of drinking water each year is simply no longer sustainable." 

The golf course is set to close on Monday, July 9.

However, the clubhouse facility, including the banquet hall, will remain open for weddings and special events.

Six other golf courses have also closed since 2013:

  • Escondido Country Club
  • San Luis Rey Downs
  • Carmel Highland
  • Fallbrook
  • StoneRidge
  • Salt Creek

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