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City of Red Wing Gives Transparency to Sale of Mississippi National
Thursday, 07 April 2011 14:01

If you're curious as to how the process works when selling a municipally-owned golf course, look no further than what the City of Red Wing, Minnesota is going through to , the 36-hole facility nestled along the Mississippi River just southeast of the Twin Cities.


Currently negotiating with Wendell Pittenger, who operates four Minnesota courses (Mississippi National in Red Wing, Willow Creek in Rochester, Oak Marsh in Oakdale, and Lost Spur in Eagan), the city is likely to sell to Pittenger based on an acceptable valuation. As the long-time manager of the course, it isn't very likely they would sell it to anyone else.

But to make sure that the sale of the publicly-owned facility isn't a secret, Red Wing is holding a series of public hearings in April and May and puts everything on the table (except pricing).  They also created a long question and answer document that interested residents can read .

The Hacker's Guide reviewed both of Mississippi National's courses in 2009:

The Lowlands (772) review HERE .

The Highlands (735) review HERE .