The property closed on December 31 as part of a two-step acquisition plan with Marin County, but a request for proposals to be issued on January 5 seeks to keep the 157-acre golf course running while the county decides how the property should be used in the future. On December 29, 144 golfers participating in…
At least five golf courses in the San Francisco Bay Area have closed in the past year, and Kevin Kobayashi, General Manager of Monarch Bay GC in San Leandro, predicts that 10 more will close over the next two decades before demand exceeds supply. There are currently 115 golf courses in the region.
General Manager Bryan Richardson cited dwindling individual rounds, state-mandated water limits, and a 500% increase in water costs since 2011 as reasons for the closure of the 36-hole golf club.
The Club Managers Association of America’s CCE designation is meant to augment the Certified Club Manager designation, and was developed to recognize those who have shown the ability to successfully serve as the most senior manager in a club.