Golf Budget Impact

You wouldn’t know that 2014 was a tumultuous year for golf operations in Union County from the mentions of golf at the budget hearings which consisted of:

Nothing about a new five-year contract for KemperSports (which includes having KemperSports run banquet and Red Knot operations out of the new facility that county taxpayers provided them with) or budget numbers which, despite ignoring  the Galloping Hill Clubhouse debt, county employee pension and benefit costs,  and raiding the Open Space trust fund, still loses more and more money:

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by LSchmidt on March 19, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Where do they expect to get the money to pay for a new clubhouse at ashbrook. Are they going in to more debt.
    What it cost to build Galloping hill, they could of built two new clubhouses spending half the cost and still had a nice facility for the county members.


  2. Posted by javagold on March 19, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    FORE Million Dollars Loss !!!


  3. Posted by bpaterson on March 19, 2015 at 2:03 pm



  4. Posted by Peter Scull on March 19, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Was that the ENTIRE presentation on golf by the county – 50 SECONDS? The numbers show “Parks” revenue to be falling by 30%. Are these numbers provided by the County? According to an Opra request for 2014 golf operations, golf revenue was $7.6 million for 2014 so these projected numbers shown make no sense in that context. Where did the above numbers shown come from?


    • All came from the executive budget. I know it’s all parks but golf is the big item and the other areas (Watchung Stables, pool, archery) probably doesn’t impact the profit/loss for golf too much. In 2014 and before they had a separate golf operations budget item but that’s gone.


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