HSL Properties sold the El Conquistador Country Club to the town a few years back. The town has lost millions on this venture. The town commissioned a study to determine what to do. The town has held 3-secretive country club member-only meetings. The council will make a "decision" sometime this month.
The best financial option would favor Oro Valley's 43,000 residents. The best financial option would anger the 250 or so country club members.
On February 7, Mary Jacobs, the Oro Valley Town Manager, recommended investing more money into the Town of Oro Valley Country Club. She seeks $4.7M to $5M on golf and the community center.
Our community already has too many "holes of golf". All courses in town are struggling financially.
The national trend shows a decline the number of rounds played.
Yet, Town Manager Jacobs predicts an 8% to 10% increase in the number of rounds of golf played at the Town of Oro Valley Country Club.
One option is to convert the golf courses to open space parks. This would benefit all 43,000 residents and not just a few.