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Sad News! Kokopelli Golf Courrse Closes Operations
Kokopelli Golf Course has closed operations. The course began the birthing process in 2007 and was born in 2009 with much advance praise for its routing and beauty, but the headlines on the business page were not as good—the country was entering into a recession predicted to be the deepest recession since the Great One.
The closing was not a surprise to close observers of golf in the area. The few golfers who played the course had high praise, but they didn’t return very often, and the recession killed all prospects of any real estate development happening any time soon.
The course closed without any public announcements and it is unsure what the future may be for the course and the proposed development. The owner, Dr. John Lowe of Ogden, has been unavailable for comment.
Kokopelli is located in Apple Valley near Hurricane and has an elevation of 4500 feet, which is too high for snowbirds who come to St. George in the winter, but was expected to attract St. George golfers during the hotter summer months.