Monday, October 8, 2012

Idaho Falls seeks public comment on business plan for golf courses

The venerable clubhouse at Idaho Falls' Pinecrest Golf Course.
The City of Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Division is seeking public input about the operations of the City’s three municipal golf courses -- Pinecrest, Sand Creek and Sage Lakes.

At the request of the mayor and City Council, the division is working on a Golf Operations Five-Year Business Plan, the aim of which is to improve customer service, bring financial stability and create more effective and efficient operations.

Surveys and suggestion boxes have been placed at all three golf courses, and survey forms can also be found on the city’s Web site here: www.idahofallsidaho.gov/wwwroot/userfiles/files/pr/survey.pdf

There will be a public hearing to review the plan Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council chambers.

The city is looking for people who have played golf at the courses to share their thoughts and suggestions, and non-golfers are also encouraged to complete surveys and attend the hearing to offer ideas about potential off-season uses.