Midland looks for options on municipal golf course

MIDLAND — At a February meeting of the Midland Parks and Recreation Commission, attendees brought up the possibility of hiring a private firm to manage the city’s municipal golf course, according to the Midland Daily News. One of the items on the agenda was to raise greens fees at the course.

The Currie Municipal Golf Course operated at a deficit of $356,150 last year, the Daily News reported. To overcome operating losses, the city voted to raise fees.

The Midland Daily News editorialized that the city should explore contracting with a private firm to manage the course. The city instead hired a new manager with experience managing other area golf courses.

“Parks commission recommends council approve golf fees,” Midland Daily News, Feb. 6, 2008

“Our View: City should consider private firm to run Currie,” Midland Daily News, Feb. 11, 2008