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Resort projected to continue losses ANNA RUMER THE DESERT SUN

Over the last decade, the Indian Wells Golf Resort has lost almost $15 million, with the city projecting in January that its underused signature amenity could face another $5 million operating deficit over the next five years. The course is bleeding money, with no sign of stopping soon. As the city grapples with the hemorrhage, the key question is what should it do to stanch the flow? During an interview with The Desert Sun editorial board, City Council candidates Ty Peabody,

Doug Hanson, Ted Mertens and Kimberly Muzik generally agreed that the resort needed to become self-sufficient soon. Peabody and Mertens, who have served on the council since 2013 and Hanson, who was elected in 2009, are up for reelection, while Muzik is a political newcomer challenging the incumbents. The resort has been operating in the red since it was built due in part to a declining interest in golf. Many cities across the state and country operate municipal golf courses, the vast majority also at a loss. But the

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