Sound Off: What were the original projections for the number of rounds at Eagle Bend Golf Course to make it break even, and has it met those goals yet?
Megan Gilliland, the city’s communications manager, provided this answer: Eagle Bend Golf Course (which opened in 1998) operates as an enterprise fund, which means the city does not pay for operations and the course must sustain itself. The city does provide about $280,000 each year in sales tax proceeds to cover the bond and interest payments on Eagle Bend. The course is managed, and maintenance costs are adjusted annually, based on the income from operations (course fees, carts, concessions, etc.). The debt will be paid off in 2016 and then will operate completely on revenues from the course.