Friday, March 29, 2013
Anyone, whether they have a membership to Birmingham's golf courses or not, can play and "Beat the Weather" this weekend.
Yesterday we told you that Birmingham's Dairy Mat and Dairy Deluxe were finally open for the season. Now it's time for another sign of spring: Springdale Golf Course opens today. Plus, don't be deterred by the cold: this weekend only, you'll have a chance to "Beat the Weather" during a special competition March 29-31. Each day, a prize will be giving to those who shoot better than the high temperature. Also during this time, anyone can show up for a round of golf — whether or not they have a membership. Spring rates (per round) are: Birmingham's golf courses are entering the 2013 season on a high note. In 2012, Springdale and Lincoln Hills golf courses brought in $187,000 more in revenue, a 21 percent jump over the 2011 season. "We had a …
Friday, March 22, 2013
"We had a phenomenal 2012 season," Director of Public Services Lauren Wood told the city commission earlier this week during her 2012 Golf Report.
Last year was a good year for Birmingham's two golf courses. "We had a phenomenal 2012 season," said Department of Public Services Director Lauren Wood, speaking to the Birmingham City Commission Monday about the Springdale Golf Course and Lincoln Hills Golf Course, both of which brought in more money last year. According to the 2012 Golf Report, both courses brought in $187,000 more in revenue in 2012, a 21 percent jump over the 2011 season. In addition, 54,236 rounds of golf were played during the 2012 season, which began during a warm March and extended through November. That's up from just over 42,000 rounds played in 2011. At the end of the year, Wood said the golf courses brought in $1.07 million in revenue last year, resulting in …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
"We've had a really impressive year," Department of Public Services Director Lauren Wood said, noting the 2012 season was the best the city's golf courses have seen in five years.
After struggling for several years, Birmingham's two public golf courses may be back on the track to success. According to Department of Public Services Director Lauren Wood, 2012 was a good season for both the Lincoln Hills Golf Course and Springdale Golf Course. "We've had a really impressive year," Wood said as part of her 2013 strategy report on the city's two public golf courses, presented to the Birmingham City Commission on Nov. 12. As of the beginning of November, Wood said more than 53,000 rounds of golf had been played at both golf courses during the 2012 season. That's up from just over 42,000 rounds played by the end of the 2011 season. Meanwhile, memberships at both courses are up 31 percent in 2012, Wood said, while total …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The two-day tournament takes place at Lincoln Hills and Springdale golf courses on Saturday and Sunday.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The clubhouses at the Lincoln Hills and Springdale golf courses recently unveiled their new beer and wine selections, as well an extended menu.
Birmingham's two public golf courses — Lincoln Hills Golf Course and Springdale Golf Course — received the official OK from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to begin serving beer and wine. According to Birmingham's Department of Public Services Director Lauren Wood, the two golf courses officially received their Class C liquor licenses last week. The Birmingham City Commission voted to apply for a liquor licenese at its Jan. 23 meeting but laid out the ground rules in late February: there will be only beer and wine, and alcohol is still not permitted anywhere else in city parks. No hard liquor will be available at the golf courses' clubhouses under the new liquor license, and alcohol will only be sold to those golfing or attending …
Monday, June 11, 2012
The two-day tournament will be hosted at the Springdale and Lincoln Hills golf courses.
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Friday, April 6, 2012
The website includes ways to find discounted spring rates, book specials and packages and book tee times.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
According to the 2012 Golf Report, the Springdale and Lincoln Hills golf courses lost $146,122 in 2011.
Revenues and the number of golfers hitting the links continue to decrease at Birmingham's two golf courses, according to the 2012 Golf Report as presented to the Birmingham City Commission on Monday night. According to Assistant Director of Public Services Jeff Bremer, the number of rounds of golf played at the Springdale Golf Course and Lincoln Hills Golf Course in 2011 dropped 11.72 percent from the previous year. This translates into an operating deficit of $146,122 for both courses in 2011, up considerably from 2010's deficit of $81,471. "I wish I could be here with better news but unfortunately, I can not say anything but we lost money in 2011," Bremer said. "We're at a loss to really understand how, in one season, we lost (almost) 6,…
Friday, March 2, 2012
Alcohol is not allowed at any city-owned park and property — with the exception of the golf courses, the newly refined city code reads.
Even though Birmingham plans to start selling beer and wine soon at the city's two golf courses, the Birmingham City Commission made it clear Monday night: Alcohol is not permitted anywhere else in city parks. At their Monday night meeting, commissioners amended the city code to note that "no person shall bring into, have in their possession, drink or consume any intoxicant or intoxicating beverage in any park areas and city owned properties." This is, of course, with the exception of beer and wine sold for consumption at the Lincoln Hills Golf Course as the Springdale Golf Course. Commissioners voted to apply for a Class C liquor license for the city's two golf courses at its Jan. 23 meeting, but they noted that only beer and wine (no …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Bloomfield Hills residents express concern over speeding drivers, intoxicated golfers at Springdale Golf Course and Park.
Beer and wine at Birmingham's municipal golf courses may become a reality in 2012, as the Birmingham City Commission voted to go ahead and apply for a Class C liquor license for the city's two golf courses at Springdale Park and Lincoln Hills. City commissioners originally voted to apply for a tavern license at their Dec. 12 meeting, however Assistant Police Chief Mark Clemence noted that Michigan Liquor Control Commission (LCC) policies dictate that municipalities in counties with a population over a million have to hold Class C liquor licenses. Clemence said other than the kind of liquor license, everything else on the LCC application remains the same from December. The license the city is applying for is a special subset of the Class C …