San Geronimo Golf Course Update

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 3/27/2018

Preview

Shortly after the Board meeting begins at 9 a.m., the Board will consider the following actions related to the purchase and planning of the San Geronimo Golf Course Property: adopt a resolution authorizing the execution of a $150,000 grant agreement with the State Coastal Conservancy; authorize the Board President to execute a golf course management services agreement with Touchstone Golf LLC. If approved, Touchstone would manage and operate the golf course from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2020, with two additional options for the County to extend the term for one additional year. The Board approved a purchase agreement for the property in November 2017 with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), and TPL is maintaining ownership until the County can raise funds to complete the purchase. TPL bought the land for $8.85 million, the same price the County has agreed to pay TPL for the property. The County kept the fairways and greens in a play-ready condition the past few months in anticipation of a golf course operation agreement. Touchstone Golf, founded in 2005, is the 10th largest American-based golf course management company. With direct ties to the Bay Area, the company has 35 courses under its management. The $150,000 State Coastal Conservancy grant will support a community engagement and vision planning process for future public uses of the property.

Review

The Board approved the resolution about the State Coastal Conservancy grant with revised language that clarifies the County's monetary involvement and approved the golf course management services agreement with Touchstone Golf.

Need more info? See the staff report and the news release about the San Geronimo Golf Course update and the staff report about the State Coastal Conservancy grant.

Contact: Max Korten, Director, Marin County Parks

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