On July 16, 2019, the City Council approved the creation of a committee for the purpose of evaluating the current operational practices of the Eaglewood Golf Course. This means that, at least for now, the City Council will not be considering an operating agreement with any outside parties, including with GreatLIFE, Utah, a company that recently approached the City with a proposal for operating the course. The new golf course committee will be made up of residents from throughout the City with a variety of expertise. The committee will be tasked with creating a set of recommendations to the City Council regarding changes that it believes should be made in the operation and management of the course, including whether or not a third party operator should be hired. The City Council will share the findings of the committee with the public and request general citizen input prior to acting on the recommendations of the committee.
Over the past several weeks, there have been rumors about the City’s plans for the Eaglewood Golf Course. One of the most extreme rumors is that the City will close the course or sell the course for development purposes. The City has never considered (nor was it ever proposed) closing or selling of the golf course. This has been a rumor only and we are not considering it, studying it or otherwise evaluating anything like that. In fact, the City is obligated by contract from the previous owners of the golf course property that it must maintain and operate the property as a golf course.
The Eaglewood Golf Course is a beautiful City amenity and service which provides a spectacular golf experience on a wonderful piece of open space. Unfortunately, golf course revenues at Eaglewood and in most other public golf courses in Utah have declined over the past several years. Part of the reason that the City considered the recent GreatLIFE, Utah proposal was because of declining revenues and the possibility of having a 3rd party absorb part or all of that loss. During the public part of this process many residents have requested financial information related to the course. Below are links to the City’s most recent audited financial statements and the City’s adopted and current fiscal year budget:
1) the 2018 audited financial statements
2) the 2020 adopted budget
Thank you for your patience with us as we evaluate the operation of the golf course. There have been many interested citizens in these matters and we appreciate everyone’s involvement in this public issue. Agendas and minutes of the new committee will also be posted on this website and so please come back to this site periodically to check on progress.