“We had a phenomenal 2012 season,” Director of Public Services Lauren Wood told the city commission earlier this week during her 2012 Golf Report.
Last year was a good year for Birmingham’s two golf courses.
“We had a phenomenal 2012 season,” said Department of Public Services Director Lauren Wood, speaking to the Birmingham City Commission Monday about the Springdale Golf Course and Lincoln Hills Golf Course, both of which brought in more money last year.
According to the 2012 Golf Report, both courses brought in $187,000 more in revenue in 2012, a 21 percent jump over the 2011 season.
Dig around your closet for your lined golf gloves because, devoted golfers the news you’ve been waiting all winter for is here: Birmingham’s Springdale Golf Course at 316 Strathdale is opening today (Friday, March 29).
Lincoln Hills Golf Course, at 2666 W. Fourteen Mile Road, will follow suit in early April.
Birmingham’s two municipal golf courses received more than a passing grade in the city’s Parks & Recreation Department 2012 golf report, where it stated that the two courses, Lincoln Hills and Springdale, brought in an increase in revenue of $187,000 in 2012 over the 2011 season, which was a 21 percent jump over a dismal 2011 golf season.
Spring is here.
You can tell because Springdale Golf Course opened Friday. And Lincoln Hills will open in early April.
And just to make the occasion of Springdale’s opening sweeter, through this weekend, March 29-31, golfers can enter a Beat the Weather contest. A prize will be given to those who shoot better than the high temperature each day. Spring rates are in effect for a limited time only: Adult Member — $11.50, Senior/Junior Member — $6.50, Adult Guests — $16 and Senior/Junior Guest — $10. Also for a limited time, the courses are open to all, no membership is required for play. Those who renew or purchase their 2013 membership by Tuesday, April 30, will receive a $2 off coupon toward a round of golf (coupon expires June 30).
Anyone, whether they have a membership to Birmingham’s golf courses or not, can play and “Beat the Weather” this weekend.
Yesterday we told you that Birmingham’s Dairy Mat and Dairy Deluxe were finally open for the season. Now it’s time for another sign of spring: Springdale Golf Course opens today.
Plus, don’t be deterred by the cold: this weekend only, you’ll have a chance to “Beat the Weather” during a special competition March 29-31. Each day, a prize will be giving to those who shoot better than the high temperature.
Also during this time, anyone can show up for a round of golf — whether or not they have a membership. Spring rates (per round) are:
- Adults: $11.50
- Juniors/Seniors: $6.50
- Adult guests: $16
- Junior/Senior guests: $10
The promise of warmer temperatures is prompting officials to open Birmingham’s Springdale Golf Course on Friday — and offering a little incentive to hit the links.
Golfers will be encouraged to enter a “Beat the Weather” contest at the Springdale nine-hole course from Friday through Sunday.
A prize will be given to those who shoot better than the high temperature each day.
The city’s other course, Lincoln Hills, is set to open in early April.
Birmingham is welcoming Steven Gura, PGA Teaching Professional, to its professional staff at Lincoln Hills and Springdale Golf Courses for the 2013 season.
PGA professional Jacquelyn Brito will oversee the clubhouse operations at both Lincoln Hills and Springdale golf courses in Birmingham.