Membership packages that ranged from $495 to $3,595 this year — depending on specific options — will cost from $525 to $3,850 next year, according to the proposal expected to be considered next week by Centerville City Council.
Among the factors involved in recommending rate hikes is “the sheer amount of demand for memberships,” Marino said.
Yankee Trace has also “seen similar participation” among non-members, he added.
The planned individual greens fees for next year at the 150-acre, city-owned course, according to documents, include:
•Monday through Thursday: $21 to $22 for nine holes; $39 to $40 for 18 holes;
•Friday: $23 to $24 for nine holes; $44 to $46 for 18 holes;
•Holidays and weekends: $25 to $26 for nine holes; $49 to $52 for 18 holes.
As with many other courses, those fees progressively drop after noon. Higher rates are also recommended on packages for golf instruction and use of practice facilities.
Fees are evaluated annually based “on market trends and historical sales,” a memo from Marino states.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, people have “flocked to local golf courses,” he said, after medical experts said the sport offered a safer environment than many activities in the coronavirus era.
YANKEE TRACE ROUNDS
Highest totals of annual rounds by year at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace.
2021 - 68,000*
2020 - 69,500
2019 - 58,549
2012 - 56,761
2017 - 55,010
2007 - 54,661
2016 - 54,319
*Estimated current total
SOURCE: City of Centerville