Tucson City Golf Overview

Fiscal Year 2021/22

Mission Statement

To strive to provide municipal golfers with the best possible golf experience through the provision of well-maintained golf courses and outstanding customer service.


The following programs are included in this department:

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*No budgeted FTEs as Tucson City Golf is managed by contractor OB Sports

Department Expenses

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Significant Changes

The Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2021/22 of $8,434,660 reflects an increase of $708,720 from the Fiscal Year 2020/21 Adopted Budget. Major changes includethe following:

  • Increase in contracted labor by $621,920
  • Increase in miscellaneous items by $86,800


For eight consecutive years the average rate collected per round of golf increased. Customers are willing to pay more for a round of golf. For the third year in a row, the number of rounds increased. Fiscal Year 2019/20 had the most rounds played on Tucson City Golf Courses, 231,185 since OB Sports started managing the courses in 2014. Fiscal Year 2020/21 saw another significant increase in rounds, ending the year with 257,597 rounds of golf played on Tucson City Golf courses.


In an effort to improve customer satisfaction and generate revenue, golf shops and restaurants at El Rio, Silverbell and Fred Enke were completely renovated. This included new paint, new flooring, new furniture, new kitchen equipment and a new menu.

Future Objectives

Tucson City Golf continues to make improvements at courses to improve customer satisfaction and subsequently increase rounds and revenue. Replacing the golf course irrigation systems at Randolph (Parks and Connections bond) over the next couple years will help improve water efficiency and mitigate raising water costs. Green stormwater improvements will also be considered at the same time. The potential failure of the Fred Enke golf course irrigation system, the oldest in the system, remains the biggest challenge.