Elkhorn Golf Membership operator takes over administration of Micke Grove Golf Hyperlinks

Elkhorn Golf Club operator takes over management of Micke Grove Golf Links

Bob Highfill
| The Document

LODI – Micke Grove Golf Hyperlinks has a brand new operator, Sierra Golf Administration of Chowchilla, which assumed its new function on Oct. 1.

On Aug. 31, San Joaquin County authorized a lease settlement with the corporate to operatef the 18-hole golf course, clubhouse, driving vary and upkeep services at 11401 N. Micke Grove Rd. in Micke Grove Park in Lodi. The course had been underneath a lease settlement with Arcis Golf of Dallas, till earlier this yr, when the corporate notified the county’s normal providers division, parks and recreation division, that it was terminating the long-standing lease settlement dated July 18, 1989, due to adversarial impacts on enterprise operations because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The settlement between Sierra Golf Administration and the county is for 10 years from Oct. 1, 2020 to Nov. 2030, with two five-year choices, at a base fee of $72,000 per yr plus extra rents. Throughout choice interval one, years 11-15, the bottom lease will improve to $7,000 per thirty days/$84,000 yearly. Throughout choice interval two, years 16-20, the bottom lease can be $8,000 per thirty days/$96,000 per yr. The lease additionally requires SGM to make extra annual lease funds to the county’s Micke Grove Golf Course Capital Enchancment Belief Fund within the quantity of $16,000, plus 1.5% of its gross income through the authentic time period and $16,000 and a pair of% throughout any choice interval.

Sierra Golf Administration operates 10 golf programs in California, together with Elkhorn Golf Membership in Stockton. The corporate based by PGA skilled Jeff Christensen in 1994 additionally maintains seven programs within the state.

“Micke Grove is a property that we now have had our eye on for a very long time” stated Dan Bacci, chief working officer of Sierra Golf Administration. “We see this as a property that we are able to frequently enhance. It already has nice structure, it simply wants some a lot wanted TLC.”

Capital enhancements will start instantly, Bacci stated, together with an entire renovation of bunkers, elimination of lifeless bushes and shoring up of the ponds. Plans are also underway to transform the clubhouse, restore the outside of the construction and set up new flooring.

In July 1989, American Golf Company entered right into a 40-year lease with the county and constructed the golf course and required services and commenced managing the golf course in Jan. 1991.  The time period of the unique lease included a base lease construction of $150,000 per yr, plus 20% of gross revenues from inexperienced charges, driving vary charges and 5% from meals and beverage gross sales with an extra 5% of inexperienced charges paid right into a capital enchancment belief fund.

In 2007, AGC subleased the golf course to CLP Leasehold Golf, which in 2014, negotiated a purchase order settlement with Arcis Golf. The county launched an RFP on June 8, 2020, and solicited companies by distributing the RFP paperwork by e-mail and the eProcurement system. Sealed responses have been due by July 6. On August 4, proposers have been notified that SGM was recognized as essentially the most certified proposer.

SGM’s present portfolio is Airways Golf Course in Fresno, Apple Valley Golf Membership in Apple Valley, Elkhorn Golf Membership in Stockton, Forest Meadows Golf Course in Murphys, Greentree Golf Course in Victorville, Madera Golf Course in Madera, Pheasant Run Golf Membership in Chowchilla, Ridgemark Golf Membership in Hollister, Salinas Fairways Golf Course in Salinas, and Teleli Golf Course in Sonora. SGM additionally has upkeep agreements with Belmont Nation Membership in Fresno, Lone Tree Golf & Occasion Middle in Antioch, River Island Nation Membership in Porterville, Sherwood Forest Golf Course in Sanger, Sunnyside Nation Membership in Fresno, Tracy Golf & Nation Membership in Tracy, and Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course in Coarsegold.

Contact reporter Bob Highfill at (209) 546-8277 or jhighfill@recordnet.com. Observe him on Twitter @bobhighfill.

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