Financial troubles prompt East El Paso country club to close after 45 years

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After 45 years in business, an East El Paso country club is closing its doors due to financial struggles.

Vista Hills Country Club, located at 2210 Trawood, is set to close after April 30, according to a Facebook post.

Bill Tomberlin, the Vista Hills Country Club Board President, tells KTSM that the lack of money is a result of a decrease in memberships. 

Tomberlin adds that many younger El Pasoans are not as interested in golfing compared to previous generations, and are instead opting for other forms of entertainment.

According to Tomberlin, the country club enlisted the financial help of several community partners to help keep it afloat, but it wasn’t enough.

Several events are being impacted by the closure, including high school golf tournaments.

The Hanks High School golf team was supposed to host its annual competition in June, but will now need to find another venue.

The Vista Hills Country Club was built in 1974 and features an 18-hole golf course, pool, restaurant, and more.

“We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause to our customers & thank you for your understanding,” the country club wrote in a Facebook post.

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