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Fees for a round of golf at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Coyote Run Golf Course will not see an increase in 2016.

At Tuesday’s park board committee meeting Tom Denklau, course manager, gave breakout numbers showing an increase of more than 2,500 rounds played by nonresidents, which helped increase revenue. Overall, Coyote Run’s 2015 season brought in $731,891, the most money the course has made in its 10 years of operation.

Denklau told board members he plans on “leaving everything right where it’s at” for the upcoming season. In 2015, the board increased fees $4 for an 18-hole round weekdays and weekends, and $1 for the 9-hole rate and the senior/junior rate.

Rates vary between seasons. The spring/summer rate for an 18-hole round during the week for residents is $25 or $35 with a cart, and for nonresidents it’s $30 or $44 with a cart. The weekend fee for residents is $30 or $40 with a cart, and for nonresidents it’s $35 or $49 with a cart.

Summer rates apply May 14 through Sept. 25. The 18-hole weekday rate for residents is $27 or $42 with a cart and nonresident fees are $37 or $52 with a cart. The weekend rate for residents is $37 or $52 with a cart, or nonresident fees $47 or $62 with a cart.

Denklau did a comparison study of eight south/southwest golf courses and he believes the fees at Coyote Run are competitive, not over-priced.

Coyote Run also hosts leagues, clinics and summer golf lessons and programs.

Denklau reported on a successful 2015 season with approximately 31,000 rounds of golf played on the course in Flossmoor.  The number of rounds increased more than 9 percent, and revenue was up more than 13 percent.

Despite a rough start to the year with a very rainy spring, golfers came out to Coyote Run in summer playing almost 20,000 rounds and another 4,900 rounds in fall. They played into December because of the great weather, Denklau told the board.

“Dave puts the best product out there,” Denklau said of Dave Ward, superintendent of golf. “He and his crew make it easy to sell the product.”

Board members also applauded Ward and his staff for their outstanding work.

“I’ve yet to hear a complaint about the condition of the course,” Park Board President Bob Haderlein said.

 

 

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