First and foremost, we hope you had a great golf season this year. The weather appeared ideal for the majority of the season, despite some smoke in the air this summer, and the fall was terrific to get in those remaining golf rounds. We have been pleased with the number of rounds played in 2018, as this has been a much stronger year for the City of Spokane Golf Courses. Thank you!
As we wrap up 2018, we’d like to ensure you're aware of some updates.
As you may know, we implemented a Facility Improvement Fee that is built into our golf rates starting in June of this past year. Those fees are earmarked to help repay our loan from the City of Spokane which will total $7.5 million dollars over the next four years. Much of this funding is being set aside for irrigation upgrades at the four courses, but at the same time we would like to gain your perspective on what other improvements would make your experience more meaningful based on funding.
We hope you saw the recent survey that was sent out asking for your input and feedback for additional improvements at Indian Canyon Golf Course. Please keep in mind we will be asking for more of your thoughts as the Master Plans for the remaining three courses are finalized by the design firm Robert Trent Jones II. We engaged this firm this summer to create a Master Plan for each of the four City of Spokane golf courses, not only to identify additional scope of work but to help serve as a road map for continuous improvement at each course over the next 20 years. So thank you for completing that survey as we truly value your opinion.
For updates on progress, you can always visit SpokaneGolf.org/improve.
The rate changes for 2019 largely come down to simplifying the City of Spokane golf structure.
Thank you for your continued support, as we truly have something special here in Spokane Golf. No doubt, our courses have a strong legacy and a healthy future. And it’s our players who make the courses what they are – a home away from home, a place to challenge ourselves, and a community of golfers of all abilities who come together to enjoy a sport we love. Thank you.
Executive Officer City of Spokane Parks & Recreation