Wednesday, November 15, 2000

Higher fees to help fund golf course




By Earnest Winston
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        FAIRFIELD — There will be an increase in greens fees at the existing golf course and for family season passes at the Fairfield Aquatic Center to help pay for construction of a $1.6 million golf course here.

        City Council approved emergency legislation Monday to award the contract for the project to Buky Golf Inc. of Mount Washington, Ky. The nine-hole executive golf course will be built on a dry bed detention basin, which holds water during floods.

        “This was an attempt to turn a fairly idle piece of ground into something useful for the citizens of Fairfield,” said Councilman Sterling Uhler.

        For the remainder of this year, a family season pass at the Aquatic Center will be discounted at $175. That price was supposed to in crease to $250 in 2001, but now will jump to $275 to help pay for the golf course.

        The golf course and clubhouse will be built next to the Aquatic Center on Augusta Boulevard. Because two “growing seasons” are recommended for the new course, it is expected to open in 2002.

        Because the bids for the project came in higher than city officials expected, the city had to borrow money to help pay for the project.

        “In order to generate a little more revenue to cover this construction, we are raising some of our golf course rates next year, which haven't been raised in about four years,” Mr. Uhler said.

        The existing 18-hole golf course on John Gray Road costs $19 on weekdays and $21 on weekends. Those prices are proposed to each increase by $2.

       



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