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Council may award 10-year contract for golf pro at city course
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The Manteca golf course - photo by HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin

Manteca may enter a 10-year contract with Central Golf Company led by Jeff DeBenedetti to operate the 18-hole municipal golf course.

The proposed agreement — with renewal options for two additional 5 year extensions — is before the City Council when they meet tonight at 6 p.m. at the Civic Center, 1001 W. C enter St.

Under DeBenedetti’s tutelage coupled with the city staying on top of the need to increase green fees, Manteca to a large degree has avoided many of the issues that have plagued nearby municipal golf course that have struggled with rounds played and revenue.

Department Director of Public Works Kevin Fant noted in his report to the council that “since CGC has taken over the Pro Shop operations, total rounds of golf played and overall revenue have increased, operational processes, along with customer service at the course, has greatly improved.”

 The longer contract has terms that  — if annual rounds and usage stay constant — will see the city receive an additional $50,000 to $60,000 annually.

Contract details include:

*Green fee revenue: The city receives 90% of annual greens fee/pass revenues on the first $1,300,000 and 80% for anything over $1,300,000.

*Cart rental revenue: The city receives 15% of annual golf cart rental fees on the first $475,000 and 20% for anything over $475,000.

*Driving range revenue: The city receives 10% of annual Driving Range fees on the first $125,000 and 20% on anything over $125,000.

*Merchandise & golf lesson revenue: The city receives 5% of annual revenues for all golf merchandise & lessons sold.

*Other revenue: The city receives 10% of annual revenues for all other golf pro shop related items that charge a fee (Such as locker Fees, equipment rentals and other items for which fees are collected).

 

To contact Dennis Wyatt, email dwyatt@mantecabulletin.com