Golfers Try to Save Links From Sale to Church

Golfers Try to Save Links From Sale to Church

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- Some southern Idaho golfers say a move by the LDS church to take away their nine-hole links course is out of bounds.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced last weekend that it had bought the Candlerigde Golf Course in Twin Falls, Idaho, and intends to make it the location of their newest temple.

Nearly a third of Twin Falls residents belong to the LDS church, so some would say a local temple has been a long time coming.

But some residents who live near Candleridge have started a petition drive to try to keep the golf course open.

But the former owner says it doesn't matter because the deal has already been signed. And besides that, he says it just wasn't a profitable business.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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