The company that sells season golf passes to city golf courses wants the City Council to consider eliminating a residency requirement to buy the pass.
Scott Schuit, president of Public Golf Associates, said in a letter to Parks and Recreation Donnie Snow that the city can make more money on its golf courses by eliminating the higher rate for people who live outside of Racine, but in Racine County.
Last season Schuit's company sold 31 adult season passes to city residents for $715 and nine adult passes to non-residents for $1,040. Eliminating the higher fee for county residents would cut revenue by $2,925, Schuit wrote. But the lower price would attract more golfers - many from Mount Pleasant, Caledonia and Sturtevant - to more than offset the difference, he said.
"We have had several requests from customers over the past several years regarding this change in policy," Schuit wrote. "We strongly believe this change would help boost customer satisfaction, thereby increasing overall golf course revenues."
The proposal will be introduced to the City Council Tuesday night. It's slated to be referred to the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Board and the Finance and Personnel Committee.