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END OF AN ERA: Daytona selling 2 LPGA courses in $2.2M deal

DAYTONA BEACH – The city is going to detach itself from the two LPGA International golf courses it has owned for 40 years, a move that city leaders say will help taxpayers dodge a multimillion dollar drag on city coffers.

At their meeting Wednesday night, city commissioners decided on a 6-1 vote to sell the two 18-hole courses on the city’s west side to Indigo International. Although the courses and clubhouse have lost $15 million over the past few decades and are in need of more than $1 million in upgrades, the commissioner who cast the lone no vote made an impassioned plea to hold out for much more than the $2.2 million the city will get in the deal.

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