The city purchased the Colonial Park Golf Course in 2011, and it has since been operated by Real Golf, LLC. The city hopes to have a contract in place within a couple months to manage the property’s 18-hole golf course, driving range, pro shop, banquet room, and restaurant.
The Clovis (N.M.) City Commission is officially ready to seek a vendor to manage the city’s golf course, the Colonial Park Golf Course, the Clovis News Journal reported.
Officials approved issuing the Request For Proposal (RFP), and the process of seeking a course manager will now proceed with the anticipation of having a contract in place in a couple of months, the News Journal reported.
“We had maybe 10 meetings to go through this line by line, trying to come up with what the city’s expectations are for operating our golf course,” Mayor David Lansford said. “This is not a contract. We do not know who the contractor will be. They’ll have to go through the process of making a proposal and the RFP committee will be put together by Mr. (David) Bryant to evaluate the proposals.”
Additionally, Lansford said there are a number of moving parts involved in the proposal, the News Journal reported.
“This is a very complicated contract,” he said. “You’ve got a liquor license, a banquet facility, a restaurant, snack bar and a pro shop. It’s a new day and hopefully a new beginning for our golf course. Hopefully this will alleviate a lot of the criticism and misunderstanding and clearly outline who is responsible for what in terms of the labor and expense. That way our golf course will be the best it can be. All we’re really doing with this document is outlining the city’s expectations.”
Clovis Purchasing Agent/Risk Manager David Bryant said the RFP would be advertised for 30 days, the News Journal reported.
“Several months back we formed a committee to review our current RFP for golf course management services,” Bryant said. “The committee has met on several occasions and went over this RFP in detail. The contract would need to be in place by the end of July.”
Taylor-Sawyer said thanks to a group effort, the management search proposal is on sound footing. The course, since it was purchased by the city in 2011, has been operated by Real Golf, LLC, run by former Clovis Municipal Golf Course Manager Charlie Maciel. Maciel said he would have to look at the RFP before he decides whether he’ll put a bid forward, the News Journal reported.