Good news for golfers who spend time on the Logan River Golf Course.
Logan Mayor Holly Daines announced that management for the golf course will not be privatized at this time.
“It is our intent to continue with golf course operations as currently constituted,” said Mayor Daines.
In an effort to reduce a $150,000 a year golf course subsidy, city leaders were considering a number of options, including turning course management over to a private company.
During a recent public hearing, there was overwhelming support for the current management.
“After carefully weighing the public comment,” Mayor Daines said, “we intend to work with both Jeff John (Head Golf Professional) and Randy Oldham (Superintendent) to implement many of the ideas presented at the public hearing to increase revenues and control costs.”
Some of those ideas include increasing green fees and utilizing social media to better market the course.
“Our goal will be to run the Logan River Golf Course in the most efficient and effective manner possible and to reduce the reliance on General Fund tax dollars.”
The Mayor continued, “All options remain on the table for future discussions if we cannot reduce the subsidy to the golf course.” She said, “We encourage communication from golfers on how we can best achieve the desired results.”