Golfers hitting the links at Kildonan Park should plan to start carrying an extra toonie.
Beginning July 20, green fees at four City of Winnipeg golf courses, including Kildonan Park, will increase by $2 to fund a number of upgrade projects, the city announced last week.
Iain Day, the city’s manager of municipal accommodations, said the city is planning to renovate the course’s clubhouse, rebuild its teeboxes and extend the cart pathways meandering throughout its 18 holes. The city is also looking to improve drainage and irrigation at its courses, and to purchase new maintenance equipment, said Day.
The city expects to raise $81,000 for the remainder of this season through the increase, and $160,000 in future years.
Some of the work will begin this year, said Day.
"Obviously, this year we won’t have a lot of funds to do repairs, but, we’ll definitely tackle ones that have high visibility or won’t take as long to do as others," Day said.
The new fees also apply at Crescent Drive, Harbour View and Windsor Park courses. The city is also planning clubhouse renovations at Windsor Park.
Those who purchased game passes or reserved tournaments prior to July 20 will not have to pay the increased fee, the city said.
Opened in 1921, Kildonan Park is Winnipeg’s first and oldest municipal golf course.