Mayor Announces Changes at Sunrise Golf Course

Madison’s Mayor, Bob Courtney, recently announced substantial changes at the city owned Sunrise Golf Course.  The new changes follow a financial overhaul and reorganization plan that the mayor began implementing in 2020 to restore the course to a self-sustaining property.
“Sunrise Golf Course has been providing great recreation to the community for nearly 50 years.  As we continue to make progress overcoming the fiscal challenges at Sunrise, it is our vison to reposition this regional gem to reach its full potential,” said Mayor Courtney. 
Among the differences you may see around the course include a change in leadership to replace the current golf professional whose contract ends June 30, 2021. The mayor announced he will be forming a selection committee to choose a new professional to lead and manage operations.  Having a golf professional at the course with expanded responsibilities is a continuation of the mayor’s improvement plan for Sunrise.  The individual chosen to serve in this role will be responsible for marketing, management, financial performance, and player cultivation.  Having a PGA Professional associated with the course allows the city to attract high level PGA and college level affiliated events.
In addition to changes to the day-to-day operations and fiscal management of the course, the mayor plans to make improvements to the city’s entire park system.
“Our investment in improving course conditions, adding GPS systems to carts, and expanding services in the clubhouse are just a few examples that are already in progress. With the savings and revenue generated by the Sunrise course, we will be able to upgrade our entire park system for the enjoyment of Madison residents for many years to come,” said Mayor Courtney.