In a guest opinion column in the Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, Golf Course Manager Sue Martin detailed the history of the nearly 100-year-old property, outlined the operating challenges it now faces, and invited “golfers and non-golfers alike” to come to meetings on June 13 and 14 to “continue the community conversation about how to drive Bobby […]
Bobby Jones Golf Club in Sarasota, Fla., needs the city’s help covering operating expenses with a $425,000 subsidy, and an early estimate for the next budget is closer to $1 million. The Lake Bluff (Ill.) Golf Club could face closure at the end of 2018 due to past financial losses of nearly $3 million. Keeping […]
A city-appointed committee found that “it’s way beyond time” to renovate the 45-hole municipal facility in Sarasota, Fla., recommending that the city hire a master planning firm to renovate the 18-hole British and American courses, create a player-development center, and build a new clubhouse.
“Revenue almost always equals expenses,” says a city commissioner about the property. The city has hired the National Golf Foundation for recommendations on how to upgrade the facility, but no action has been taken to move forward with a comprehensive master plan.