The public golf course in Edinburgh still depends on property tax dollars to pay its bills and debt but has been losing less money since it went under the town’s management.
Timbergate Golf Course brought in a record $1 million in revenue in 2012, the first full year the town was responsible for managing the course, town council member Ron Hoffman said. The town wants the 18-hole course near Interstate 65 and State Road 252 to be able to make enough money to pay all its expenses.
Business has been picking up because of a new focus on customer service, advertising to attract out-of-town customers and an expanded bar, Hoffman said. After the town took over management and hired a town employee to run the course, golfers have been spending more time in the clubhouse, spending more money at the course and visiting during the winter months because of a bar with golf simulators.