The management firm will continue to operate the city’s Currie Golf Courses, which include 18-hole, 9-hole and par-3 layouts.
The city council of Midland, Mich. unanimously voted to extend its contract with Billy Casper Golf (BCG) for the operation of the city’s Currie Golf Courses.
The extension covers three distinct layouts—Currie West (18 holes), Currie East (nine holes) and a par 3 course. For all three, BCG will continue to oversee clubhouse operations, property maintenance, marketing and sales, staffing and training, food and beverage, financial management and other functions.
Over the past five years, BCG has significantly reduced the Currie courses’ operating deficit, enhanced course conditions and grown junior programming. Next year, Currie is expected to become a regional First Tee host location, as another reflection of how it has solidified its status as a tournament venue.
In 2015, Currie unveiled a new driving range that will be put to good use next summer, when it will serve as the host practice facility for the LPGA’s Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational. This past July, Currie West hosted a U.S. Amateur Qualifier.
“Billy Casper Golf has been an excellent business partner over the past five years,” said David Keenan, the city of Midland’s Assistant City Manager. “The vast experience and positive track record they bring to the relationship has enabled the city to achieve many of its financial and operational goals.”
Added Nick Bednar, BCG’s Vice President of Operations: “We’re proud of the way the Billy Casper Golf team has improved course conditions and service standards at Currie. This has anchored our ability to raise Currie’s profile in mid-Michigan and attract new players in droves.”