Golf course reports a successful season

The Susanville City Council received an update on the Diamond Mountain Golf Course at its Tuesday, Nov. 2 meeting.

According to the staff report, the course “is beginning preparation to close the course for the winter with an anticipated clubhouse and cart rental ending date of Nov. 27, 2022 (weather pending). The golf course experienced another successful season … ”

The golf course reported a positive cash balance for the 2022-2023 year, but some residents asked about the debt the course had incurred in previous years. Staff will investigate those concerns, and the council will provide more information to the public on that topic at a later meeting.

Highlights of this season, according to the staff report, include:
• 12 golf tournaments held of which 10 were community fundraisers.
• 37 annual memberships sold.
• 192 punch cards sold
• More than 13,052 rounds of golf played through Oct. 24, 2022 — an increase of more than 1,000 rounds from last year’s total season (March through November).
• Lassen High School boys and girls golf teams practiced and played on the course.
• 236 rounds of golf played were played by participants of the Youth on Course Program.
• Work for Golf Program and golf course volunteers were successful, efficient and participation increased.
• New marketing opportunities and sponsorships were available for businesses, organizations and individuals.
• Increased community interest in renting the Wingfield Clubhouse facility. The Wingfield Clubhouse was rented 15 times in the 2021/2022 fiscal year and six times this current fiscal year of 2022/2023 to date.

Preparations and needs for the 2023 season include:

  • Drain pond for well repairs.
    • Repair front 9 well and irrigation.
    • Purchase rough mower.
  • Consider increasing staffing to accommodate increase(d) play, longer shoulder seasons and maintenance needs at course.