Tents and pavilions house opportunities for clubs and resorts to expand their amenities and business profiles.
Updates to the 5,600-sq. ft. event space include a new 800-sq. ft. Pavilion Suite, a 25,000-sq. ft. Event Lawn, expanded patio, vestibule, 22 date palm trees wrapped in LED lights, and pull-down screens to cut back on glare. Indian Wells (Calif.) Golf Resort recently completed a renovation and expansion project on its 5,600-sq. ft. Event […]
The golf school has partnered with the resort to improve students’ swings, with classes slated to begin November 3 and continuing through May 16. Through the program, a typical day includes three hours on the practice range, lunch in the clubhouse, another hour on the practice range, and six holes of on-course instruction. Indian Wells […]
The petition, started by resident Steve Howell, urges the city to increase resident golf fees at the resort from $35 per round to $50. The resort’s operating deficit could hit $5 million over the next five years, with the city subsidizing it at more than $1 million per year out of its general fund.
The city council voted to spend up to $70,000 on new software and a study exploring the possibility of bringing TopGolf to the facility, which faces an operating deficit that could exceed $422,000 this year. The council noted that the property’s two 18-hole golf courses are making money, but the recently renovated clubhouse and dining venues are eating the profits.
The city council is asking Troon, which manages the 36-hole, city-owned resort, to prepare a five-year strategic plan to increase revenue and make the property self-sufficient. The council suggested keeping resident fees where they are, but raising non-resident fees to make up for stagnation in golf rounds.