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Miller: Sun City golf needs to change

Posted 8/12/22

Based on the information available, it appears the golf courses here in Sun City are losing just shy of $3 million per year.

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Miller: Sun City golf needs to change

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Based on the information available, it appears the golf courses here in Sun City are losing just shy of $3 million per year.

Golf was intended to be self-sufficient, not subsidized, and certainly not subsidized at $3 million per year. This is $107 per household! We could literally reduce our fees (can you imagine them reducing our fees?) by 107 per year if it were not for golf.

Should we get rid of golf? Of course not. But we need to run the golf courses like a business, and that business needs to do whatever is necessary to at least break even, and it needs to be done now. I do not believe any other sport or entity takes this much money from the membership every year and the decline in golfing also equals the decline in the importance of having these golf courses.

They do bring value to the community, but nowhere near this much value. We are not living in the 1980s.

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