The Pellucid Perspective - July 2019 - 16

COMINGS
& GOINGS

Wichita Gets Rid of the Clapp

M

unicipal closings headline the list this month. Little Rock AR closed two courses, War Memorial and
Hindman in a budget cutting move. A public fight to
make War Memorial a historical site proved fruitless.
In the ultimate portrayal of "Goings and Comings", Henderson KY closed Henderson Municipal, but then turned around

and reopened The Bridges on the other side of town. The big difference? Henderson Muni had an $18 greens fee with cart. The
Bridges will be $28. Tee it up!
And finally, for financial health reasons and not personal,
Wichita KS closes L.W. Clapp GC. Just not enough penicillin
to heal what ailed it.

Golf's landscape changes
Event

Course

DMA

Type/Holes

Summary

The Bridges GC Evansville, IN

Public/18

See Hindman GC below in "Closed" section. But
wait, the good people of Henderson KY will still
have a place to play golf at this new course across
town. But, at $28 w/cart per round (vs. $18)

L.W. Clapp GC

Wichita, KS

After Aug. 2, Wichita will no longer have the Clapp

Hindman GC

Little Rock, AR

War Memorial
GC
Henderson
Municipal

Little Rock, AR

PublicMuni/18
PublicMuni/18
PublicMuni/18
Public/18

Open/Re-open

Closed

Evansville, IN

Golden Gate CC Naples, FL

Public/18

June 28 last day
July 4 - have to accommodate a tournament first
Had $18 w/cart greens fee

Purchased by Collier County for $29.1M, doubtful
to remain a golf course

Ashwood GC

Los Angeles, CA Public/27

Puchase by HOA from Pulte Homes. In Sun City
development. Loses $500K a year. "It's amazing
how many people don't know we're open to the
public." Marketing, maybe?

St. Joseph
Bay GC

Panama City,
FL

Public/18

Purchased by Gulf County for $390K, essentially the debt.

Seneca Golf
Club

Syracuse, NY

Public/9

Sold to developer for $800K. Course will be
closed at end of 2019 season.

Sierra La
Verne CC

Los Angeles,
CA

Private/18

Michael Schlesinger and Bobby Heath of
Western Golf Properties strike again. Bought it,
closed it, hope to build homes. We've all heard
of venture capital? How about vulture capital.

Mare Island
GC

San Francisco/Oakland,
CA

Public/18

Mare Island GC was closed in Feb. 2019, now
sold to developers.

Rio Rico GC

Tucson, AZ

Public/18

Sold, then plows onsite ripping it up

Status Change

The Georgia
Club

Atlanta, GA

Public/18

To transition to Private Nov.1, 2019

Distress

Great Southern GC

Biloxi, MS

Public/18

Chapter 11 filing, oldest course in Mississippi.
Still suffering from 2005 Katrina.

Transact

Redevelopment

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The Pellucid Perspective - July 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Pellucid Perspective - July 2019

TOC
Does enjoyment trump time & money?
Golfertainment; Drive Shack vs. TopGolf
“Does my course website need to be secure?”
June: Another underwhelming performance
Weather disappoints, rounds lag disappointment
DC golf like politics, fragile coalitions
Light month as industry hits mid-season
The Pellucid Perspective - July 2019 - TOC
The Pellucid Perspective - July 2019 - Does enjoyment trump time & money?
The Pellucid Perspective - July 2019 - 3
The Pellucid Perspective - July 2019 - 4
The Pellucid Perspective - July 2019 - 5
The Pellucid Perspective - July 2019 - Golfertainment; Drive Shack vs. TopGolf
The Pellucid Perspective - July 2019 - 7
The Pellucid Perspective - July 2019 - 8
The Pellucid Perspective - July 2019 - “Does my course website need to be secure?”
The Pellucid Perspective - July 2019 - June: Another underwhelming performance
The Pellucid Perspective - July 2019 - 11
The Pellucid Perspective - July 2019 - Weather disappoints, rounds lag disappointment
The Pellucid Perspective - July 2019 - 13
The Pellucid Perspective - July 2019 - DC golf like politics, fragile coalitions
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