Glendale has agreed to spend $111,504 to repair tees, greens and a driving range at the city's Scholl Canyon Golf and Tennis Complex, where the golf course has been sinking and shifting since it was completed in 1981.
Built atop a landfill, many of the once-gentle slopes of the course have shifted as much as 15 feet, becoming hills, dales and fissures. The shifting also has caused broken water mains and release of foul-smelling methane gas that has burned brown patches in the grass and killed numerous trees.
The Glendale City Council last week awarded a contract to Artistic Landscape of South Gate to undertake major repairs to the nine-hole course at 3800 E. Glenoaks Blvd. The project is expected to be completed within 90 days, said Henry Agonia, director of parks and recreation.
There will be fewer improvements than those proposed last summer, when the city advertised the project for bids, Agonia said. The city had proposed spending about $125,000 for repairs, but no contractor bid for the job because they believed that the project would be far costlier.