Playing a round of golf at in Rosemont will cost you a little more these days.
Fees at the public on Jackson Highway went up July 1. The increased fees are part of the fiscal budget approved Aug. 4 for the . Marni Francisco-Cady from the district said it had to regain direct costs and increase revenues at all facilities.
Management said the increased fees will be used to maintain the course and keep the greens in playable condition.
According to Jim Marta, golf pro and manager at , the last time the green fees went up was in April 2007. Cart fees increased in May 2004, he said, and driving range fees last went up in 2003.
A chart listing the new rates shows a difference of $1 to $2, such as a weekday round of golf increasing from $13 to $15, and weekday early bird golf at $8, up from $7. Some rates remained the same – such as weekend golf rates for the early bird and super twilight hours. The 20-par driving range for $3 also remains the same, and the course is now offering 100 driving range balls for $8 (it used to be $6 for 82).
Marta said the golf course has done everything possible to keep rates affordable and will continue to do so. The course is dealing with rising costs in fuel and energy, he said, which is contributing to the costs.