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Golf Course Report Available

4. December 2007 • Juliew
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From the City’s website:

The City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Services together with Golf Convergence, Inc. hosted two community meetings in September to present an update on the Huron Hills & Leslie Park Golf Course operations and to gather input and suggestions on how to improve the golf course operations. Public comments were gathered from both meetings. Since then, Golf Convergence, Inc. has been conducting a comprehensive analysis of the status and future of golf in the city of Ann Arbor and its findings relating to Huron Hills and Leslie Park

The Golf Report is posted here, a copy is located at City Hall (sixth floor), the Clerks Office (second floor), the downtown library, Veterans Memorial Sports Complex, Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena, Huron Hills and Leslie Park Golf Courses and the public may purchase copies at Kolossos Copy Center (301 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, 734.741.1600).

Citizens are encouraged to comment and provide input. All comments about the report will be accepted in writing (Parks & Recreation Services, 100 N. Fifth Ave., Sixth Floor, Ann Arbor, MI 48107; Attention: Golf Report/Jan Barber) and via e-mail to: Comments received will be posted on the City’s Web site.

Thanks to JennyD for sending this in last week.

  1. To give you an idea of the numbers in the report, the net income from Huron Hills and Leslie Park in 2007 was -$243,576.

       —Juliew    Dec. 4 '07 - 03:19AM    #
  2. The golf courses lose a lot of money, but it looks like Huron Hills is the worst. And it sounds like it would cost a good deal of money to try to market and upgrade the golf courses so they don’t lose quite so much.

    I don’t know why Ann Arbor needs to support two golf courses. I mean, how many taxpayers actually play golf? It seems like a luxury when we can barely keep up maintenance on more heavily used city parks.

       —Cooler Heads    Dec. 4 '07 - 07:13PM    #