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Pico Rivera’s 33-year-old, nine-hole golf course will be forced to close — at least partially for a year and then fully for another five years — as a result of planned repairs at the Whittier Narrows Dam.

And, according to Pico Rivera, there’s a chance a portion of it may be gobbled up in the construction and never be returned to the city.

What is known for sure is that the golf course and surrounding area will be needed as staging areas during the construction effort, Brooks O. Hubbard IV, spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers, said in an email.

The dam, which sits in a natural gap in the hills, was built to hold back catastrophic flooding on the San Gabriel and Rio Hondo rivers — which was not uncommon before a system of dams were built in the 1940s and 1950s.

Five years ago, the Army Corps of Engineers upgraded the dam’s flood risk from high urgency to very high urgency. The 2016 re-inspection revealed a greater threat of erosion and breach which could cause massive downstream flooding to 1 million Southern California residents in the event of a severe storm event.

The proposed repair plan means holes five through eight will be closed beginning in September, and the course will be closed completely from October 2022 to 2027, Kaili Torres, senior management analyst for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, told the City Council last week in a study session.

The banquet facility and parking will not be affected.

Some council members were disappointed to hear the news the golf course will be closed.

“I think it’s very unfortunate for the community,” Councilman Andrew Lara said. “It’s serviced Pico Rivera for decades,” he added, citing the golf course as a place of fundraising for veterans and other organizations.

On the other hand, some council members are concerned the golf course has been losing money for years. In 2011, the city took $3 million from its general fund and gave it to the golf course to help balance its books, Torres said.

Still, of late more people have been using the golf course, and it is expected to make money in the fiscal year ending June 30, she said.

“What concerns me is the cost,” Mayor Raul Elias said in a Tuesday, June 15 telephone interview. “We can’t afford it.”

Elias said he would like the property, once the city gets it back — how much exactly remains unknown — to be used for something the public would benefit from, such as a dog park.

“I want to put something in there for the people and have them make a choice,” he said.

But during last week’s meeting, Councilman Gustavo Camacho said there are other ways of looking at the golf course. “If you look at it from a purely business perspective, it’s a loss and you close it,” Camacho said.

“But I’ve always looked at it as a recreation facility,” he said. “It’s become an iconic place for our residents. It’s always looked as a great recreation facility. It puts us on a map.”

No matter the view on the golf course, the council has to decide what to temporarily do with with the property that’s not needed for staging areas after September.

City staff presented three ideas:

One would close it and take a loss of $265,383, not only because the revenue flow would halt but because of maintenance and security costs.

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A second would be to continue operating the banquet facilities. Torres said this scenario would enable the golf course to end the year with a net profit of about $37,000.

Scenario three calls for running a five-hole golf course. The financial impact could be a hit or a gain, depending if the concept is embraced, with a possible deficit as much as $233,000 or a surplus estimated at $21,000, she said.

The council is expected to further discuss the golf course at its next meeting on June 22.

Eds note: The story was edited to change a quote from Councilman Andrew Lara to say that the golf course has been operating for decades.