Jack Tone Golf is back to an 18-hole course.
The Ripon golf course experienced damage last May from flooding from the nearby Stanislaus River.
As a result, operators of the 72 acres of land belonging to the City of Ripon — also included are the driving range and pro shop — were only able to utilize nine of those holes in recent months.
Fortunately, the City established a policy about 10 years ago for such emergency repairs and improvements. The local golf course was able to draw, as a loan, from the capital reserve fund to fix up Jack Tone, according to staff report from last Tuesday’s Ripon City Council.
It was during that time that elected leaders agreed to a lease amendment for Jack Tone Golf, lowering the lease payment during the period of August 2017 through February 2018 to $1,000 per month.
The lease adjustment, in turn, will also allow for operators to pay the rent for this period at the same time as the current outstanding operating loan payable no later than July 2019.
No discussion was necessary.