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Government Council Report: Rockwood to increase prices

Council Report: Rockwood to increase prices

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With Rockwood Golf Course’s new look put in place a couple years ago came renewed interest to play there. Now, it will cost a little more beginning June 1.

The new fees and their increase include:

*$1 Monday through Thursday, from $29 to $30.

*$3 Friday, from $29 to $32.

*$2 Friday mid-day, from $22 to $24.

*$1 Friday evening, from $15 to $16.

*$3 Saturdays/Sundays/holidays, from $40 to $43.

*$2 Saturdays/Sundays/holidays mid-day, from $30 to $32.

Senior and junior green fees will remain unaffected

City officials said the additional revenues from this increase are estimated at $16,300 for Fiscal Year 2019. Also, even after the increase, the green fee rates will remain below the maximum rate authorized.

The City of Fort Worth owns and operates five golf courses, with Rockwood being the premiere course since its re-opening in June 2017. Prior to the $5.4 million renovation, the course produced 25,802 rounds and experienced a loss of ($232,135) in Fiscal Year 2015. In the first full year of play (Fiscal Year 2018), there was an increase of 35 percent

in rounds with 40,000 being played, and the course saw financial gains of $462,750.

During the 2020 budget preparation process, a survey conducting green fee benchmarking with competing courses was completed, and it was determined there was ample space to increase rates without jeopardizing rounds, city officials said.

“We looked at what the golf rates were at a number of different courses throughout the city. We looked at courses in surrounding cities to see where we were,” Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation David Creek said. “The golfers we’ve talked to have been supportive of it.”

The new rates will be posted at the course, along with the city’s golf website.

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