For the first time since opening in July 2008, Missouri City’s Quail Valley Golf Course is in the black. Operations are estimated to show a budget surplus of $35,000 for Fiscal Year 2010-2011. In comparison, at the same time last year, the golf course had a deficit of $283,677.
“The change in revenue is highly attributable to the excellent weather conditions of the past three months combined with an ongoing advertising program,” General Manager Tyson Stittleburg said. “The increase in tournaments being played at the course has also been instrumental during the Spring and Fall months.”
Stittleburg added that this trend is encouraging and is expected to continue with the opening of the new Community Center & Golf Pro Shop in 2012.
Additionally, the golf course has seen a substantial increase in the number of rounds played on both the La Quinta and El Dorado courses.
2010-2011: 53,677 (estimated)
Overall, since the El Dorado course re-opened after extensive renovations, (December through June): % change
8,998 11% 10,002
14,860 18% 17,510
2,121 19% 2,524
In addition to drawing golfers who played almost 54,000 rounds this past year, QVGC has also hosted 86 outside tournaments—more than one per week and a 20 percent increase from the previous year.
After making significant improvements to the course since it was acquired, the City is looking forward to the new Community Center & Golf Pro Shop, which is now in the planning stages. In addition to Spanish-style architecture, the state-of-the-art facility will feature sweeping views of the golf course, banquet and meeting rooms, and The Grille restaurant. Construction will begin this summer.