Based on the City Council‘s priority to provide efficient and responsive city services, the City of Reno evaluates operations of all its facilities on a regular basis. From 2007 to 2013, Rosewood Lakes Golf Course has reported a net operating loss (before depreciation and transfers) of approximately $4.6 million. The Golf Course is projected to lose an additional $683,581 in 2014.
As a part of the City’s on-going facility evaluation process, a national expert in golf operations was hired to assess the Rosewood Lakes Golf Course operations and financial situation in comparison to regional and national trends. The evaluation results were presented to City Council on Wednesday, January 15 during the City Council meeting. The presentation includes insights, options, and financial implications of the Golf Course. The presentation may be watched at Reno.gov.
This is the first of several meetings to determine if the City of Reno should provide golf services and if so, what the golf program should entail (nine holes, 18 holes, par-three course, executive course, driving range, practice areas, learning center, etc.).
The Reno City Council and management staff are seeking citizen opinion about the status and future of the Rosewood Lakes Golf Course. The commentary you provide in this forum will be compiled and included in the staff report that City Council reviews before voting action is taken.
What are your thoughts?