Madison expects to earn profits from golf courses in 2021

MADISON, Wis. — 2021 has been a good year for golf courses in Madison.

On Tuesday, Theran Steindl, the city’s golf operations supervisor, said the city expects to turn a profit for the year.

Steindl attributed the news to the lack of rainy days, but also said the COVID-19 pandemic has played a key role with a new wave of golfers getting into the sport and hopefully sticking with it. .

“We wish it wasn’t, but for us it’s been fine,” he said. “We bring people outside enjoying nature, not being locked inside, so they really enjoy golf, have fun outdoors and also provide an opportunity to be with friends. “

The past few years have been difficult for the four city-owned golf courses. in 2019, the city expected to lose over $400,000 and the previous year that loss was over $863,000.

The city’s golf coursesincluding Glenway, which was closed last year for renovations, is set to reopen in the spring.

Michael C. Ford