Golf Rates to Be Simplified

The Mayor and Tucson City Council voted yesterday to change the rate schedule for Tucson City Golf, amending the structure from 110 rates to 24. The new schedule takes effect in 30 days.

Under the current system, golfers pay different rates that depend on factors such as course location, time of year, day of the week, time of day, whether they are city residents, when they book, and whether they have any discounts. Under the new structure, the highest maximum rate (paid by non-residents in the spring at Randolph) will increase to $60, up from $56. The lowest maximum rate (paid by residents in the summer at Fred Enke) will increase to $19, up from $18. All cart fees will increase to $14, up from $12.

Fees were last changed in 2009. OB Sports was hired in January 2014 to manage Tucson City Golf and took over the operations on Feb. 1, 2014. Changing the rate structure allows the company to charge higher green fees when the market allows and improves its ability to generate revenue to offset expenses.

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