The facility’s new name reflects the city’s goal to integrate the golf course into the community and welcome new people into the area. The facility is offering a resident discount, called the Commons Club, and play pass options.
The city of Frankfort, Ind., is banking on a relaunch of its public golf facility, the former Golf Preserve at Frankfort, now named Frankfort Commons, the West Lafayette, Ind.-based WLFI TV 18 reported.
“Changing the experience is the goal. We want people to feel welcome from the moment they walk in the door,” said Director of Golf Blake Frederick. “We want to be known for having some of the best greens in the state, and that’s kind of the primary goal starting out here.”
The property will be operated by Oliphant Golf Management. Golf committee member and Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes said the new name is a reflection of the city’s goal to integrate the course into the community and welcome new people into the area, WLFI reported.
“We felt as though a golf course was a very important amenity to attract those young professionals, higher income earners,” said McBarnes. “So then in turn, we could attract the right kind of jobs to grow our community.”
Frederick said it’s also about providing a fun golf experience for anyone interested. “We’d like to reach out to audiences all around the area and kind of make it feel that we can bring anybody in from multiple distances,” said Frederick.
The golf committee has also announced new 2016 golf rates, and some modified play pass options and a resident discount (City of Frankfort and all Clinton County residents) called the Commons Club. Members receive discounted rates throughout the entire 2016 season, and sign up is free.
“We would welcome people that have had the opportunity to come back, and for all of our new customers, we want you to feel like you can come back multiple times,” said Frederick.
Frankfort Commons opened Friday for golfers who walk the course, and carts will be available Tuesday, WLFI reported.