Sarasota’s Bobby Jones GC Holds Public Forums

By | June 13, 2018

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 […]

Costs Add Up for Florida, Illinois Golf Facilities

By | March 14, 2018

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 […]

Committee Suggests $14.5M Renovation at Bobby Jones GC

By | December 15, 2015

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.