The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to raise greens fees at county golf courses, including those at Los Verdes Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Fees at 18-hole county courses like Los Verdes will increase 50 cents for seniors on weekdays to $14, $1 for other weekday players and $1.50 on weekends, effective March 1. Other fees will change proportionately, but fees for junior golf, twilight golf and tournament registration will not go up. (For a complete list of current fees, visit the Department of Parks and Recreation website.)
Current fees are about 25 percent less than the average charged at similar municipal courses in Southern California, and the increases will not completely close that gap, according to the Department of Parks and Recreation.
Operating costs for the courses have gone up an estimated 10 percent since 2011—when the fees were last increased—and revenues have failed to keep pace with the cost of maintenance and improvements, parks officials said.
The fee hikes are expected to raise an additional $141,000 in county revenues through June 30 and $338,000 annually in future years.