Granite Pointe membership fee raised

A season pass for returning members over 40 years old will cost $1,199.

A group of golfers finish a hole during the Tournament of Roses this summer at Granite Pointe. The golf course is raising membership fees prior to the next season.

Granite Pointe is raising its membership fees in an effort to compensate for a drop in golfers.

A season pass for returning members over 40 years old will cost $1,199. The rate had been $1,000 for the past three years after a former board of directors dropped the cost in an effort to attract new members.

Preston Zeeben, the course’s president, said that worked the first year but membership again dropped off.

It was revealed at Granite Pointe’s annual general meeting in May that membership fell from 259 golfers to 240 and a loss of $16,524 in revenue for the fiscal year ending in April.

“The reality of the situation is we need more money and people who are playing have to pay a little bit more,” said Zeeben.

“It’s still a pretty reasonable number, [a] $200 bump for a six-month season to play golf.”

Granite Pointe also released the results of a survey sent out to its membership earlier this year. Sixty-six per cent of people who received the survey filled it out, and Zeeben said the information provided will help guide the board of director’s decisions in 2017.

Predictably, a majority of respondents didn’t approve of increased fees when asked in the survey.

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