A draft report by the firm brought in to help turn around the struggling DeBell Golf Club suggested infrastructure upgrades and a concessions revamp for what it otherwise called a “quality municipal golf course.”
In the report to a golf club oversight committee created by the City Council, the nonprofit National Golf Foundation suggested reducing the number of trees and upgrading the infrastructure to make the course more playable and attract more golfers.
But beyond the upgrades, Councilman Dave Golonski said, “it’s nothing radical.”
Golonski and Mayor Jess Talamantes — who called the troubled, city-owned DeBell Golf Foundation “too big to fail” last year when the city approved a $2-million rescue package — sit on the oversight committee, which is slated to take up the report today before sending it to the City Council for review.
Parks officials said the golf course had been losing about $300,000 annually in recent years.