Golf News for Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | Business

City of Carrollton, Texas extends partnership with Eagle Golf

DALLAS -- Eagle Golf will continue to manage the city-owned Indian Creek Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas after signing a five-year extension with the city in early December. Eagle Golf has overseen operations at the 36-hole facility since 2004 and has been credited for improving the golf experience for patrons while turning the two-course facility into a positive revenue stream for the city.

"We are very pleased that we have extended our partnership with the City of Carrollton," said Joe Munsch, President of Eagle Golf. "Indian Creek is a special place for all of us at Eagle and our partnership has been mutually beneficial. In these days of economic problems for many cities, we are proud that the courses at Indian Creek now provide a positive financial contribution to the city."

The two golf courses at Indian Creek -- Lakes and Creek -- have averaged 85,000 rounds annually since 2004 and generated enough revenue to remain self-sufficient while funding continued improvements to both courses. Total revenue for the club has nearly doubled since Eagle Golf took over management.

The city of Carrollton and Eagle Golf work together to develop both short-term and long-term plans for the partnership, while Eagle handles the day-to-day operation of the facility.

"Indian Creek Golf Club is benchmarked against some of the best public golf courses in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and the management relationship that has developed between the city and Eagle has made the facility a valuable asset for the city," said Leonard Martin, City of Carrollton City Manager.

The renewed contract allows for regular course improvements throughout the contract to keep both courses competitive in a crowded regional golf market.

Eagle Golf has been in operation for more than 28 years. Based in Dallas, the company provides a full suite of golf course management services to 30 golf courses located in major metropolitan areas in seven states. Eagle Golf's portfolio includes seven private country clubs and 23 properties classified as premium or moderately priced daily fee courses. More than three million rounds of golf are played at Eagle Golf courses each year, making up almost one percent of the total rounds played in the United States every year. More information can be found at www.eaglegolf.com.

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