Chart from Duncan Golf Management showing Eagle Valley Golf Course revenue over the past three years and projected revenue for 2023. “F&B” means food and beverage.
Despite a massive winter that hampered operations in 2023, Carson City-owned Eagle Valley Golf Course had a record season, according to documents provided by Duncan Golf Management.
A discussion-only presentation on the golf course is scheduled for Tuesday at the Carson City Parks and Recreation Commission meeting. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the community center.
First hired by the city in 2018 to manage the golf course, Duncan’s current license agreement extends through Dec. 31, 2027, according to a staff report.
“Carson City has two 18-hole golf courses, located in the Carson City foothills, which collectively comprise portions of six separate parcels known as Eagle Valley Golf Course,” the report states. “EVGC consumes approximately 25 percent of the total wastewater available in Carson City. The course was previously operated and maintained by Carson City Municipal Golf Corporation, a private, non-profit corporation, under a lease agreement which expired on December 31, 2017.”
The current agreement with the city requires Duncan to invest in capital equipment, which the city will own once the deal closes, according to the report. The city and Duncan are also working together to improve the site.
“The Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department oversees the agreement on behalf of the city, works cooperatively with Duncan Golf Management to ensure the course is well maintained and provides fair and equitable opportunities consistent with the municipal golf market “, we can read in the report. “The public has expressed that the most immediate capital needs are for renovations to the cart paths and bunkers, which have been incorporated into the department’s five-year capital improvement program plan. »
According to documents released for Tuesday’s presentation, the golf course didn’t open this year until March 13 due to snow.
“The game took a while to come back,” according to Duncan.
However, from April to September, revenues increased significantly. Total revenue – including golf fees, membership dues, merchandise and food and beverage – increased from approximately $1.75 million in 2020 to a projected $2.34 million this year, according to presentation documents.
By 2024, Duncan plans to begin Phase II of renovating the West Course bunkers as well as modernizing the driving range, among other improvements.
“Despite a slow year, Eagle Valley held up financially and, with our strongest team yet, had its best operational year of our tenure,” according to Duncan. “We built our initial proposal to lease the golf course with the primary goal of making Eagle Valley a sustainable business again.”
For more information, visit https://www.eaglevalleygolfcourse.com.