Wichita City Council to look at increase in golf fees

03/31/2014 10:25 AM

08/06/2014 10:38 AM

A round of golf will cost more on three of the city’s five public courses this year if the Wichita City Council agrees on Tuesday.

The city’s golf committee has proposed an increase of $1 per round this year on three of the city’s courses – Tex Consolver, MacDonald and Sim. Green fees at Auburn Hills and L.W. Clapp would remain the same, as would rates for junior and senior golfers.

Currently, green fees at Tex Consolver, MacDonald, Sim and L.W. Clapp are $22 on weekdays and $24 on weekends. Green fees at Auburn Hills are $25 on weekdays and $30 on weekends.

The committee also is proposing cart fee increases – from $6.05 to $7 per person for nine holes and from $10.60 to $12 per person for 18 holes.

City staff estimates that the green fee increase will generate $65,000 in revenue for the city’s golf operation, and another $106,000 from the cart fee increases. The additional money will be used to reduce golf debt, stabilize and increase the operating balances of the city’s golf fund and pay for equipment replacement.

The city’s golf committee was formed two years ago to keep the golf enterprise fund solvent, through the review of operations, business and marketing plans.

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