Blue Rock Springs Golf Project


Concept Map

In June 2017, the City Council authorized a Request for Qualifications for the revitalization of the City-owned Blue Rock Springs Golf Course(s) - 225 acres of City-owned public land that houses two 18-hole municipal golf courses and a community clubhouse. 

Since 2011, the golf course(s) have required a total public subsidy of more than $4 million to sustain operations and cover debt service.

A Request for Qualifications was released in August 2017 with three specific City goals:

  1. Renovate and restore a municipal golf course to operate - while priced as a public course - without the need for public subsidies
  2. Fund the Development of a new or renovated multi-use clubhouse and facilities that serves both golfers and the community
  3. Preserve or improve the existing aesthetics, quality, property values, environment and views of the surrounding neighborhoods.
In December 2017, City Council authorized a new  management agreement with Touchstone Golf, LLC. for the day-to-day operations of the course(s). However, substantial capital investment is needed to sustain golf operations.

In June 2018, City Council authorized an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with the Greg Norman Company  for a proposed golf and residential development project. 

Preliminary conceptual maps were released at a community meeting on February 5, 2019. 

Linked Documents:

May 23, 2017 Analysis Memo on Blue Rock Springs Golf

August 2, 2017  Community Feedback

August 2017 Request for Qualifications for the Revitalization of the Blue Rock Springs Golf Course

RFQ Responses (9):
Greg Norman Company
Lewis Group
William Lyon/DCG
Vallejo Golf Club
JMA Ventures

Management & Operating Agreement with Touchstone Golf, LLC.
January 10, 2018 Community Feedback

January 23, 2018 Staff Report Recommending Negotiations with Greg Norman Company, William Lyon Homes/DCG, and Touchstone Golf
--> January 23, 2018 Powerpoint Presentation

June 26, 2018 Staff Report Recommending ENA with Greg Norman Company
--> June 26, 2018 Powerpoint Presentation

Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) with Greg Norman Company
    ENA 1st Amendment

February 5, 2019 Conceptual Proposal Presentation

Conceptual Map

May 23, 2019 Community Presentation

Blue Rock Golf Pro Forma Estimates for Proposed Greg Norman 18-hole Signature Public Course and Clubhouse  - ROUGH ESTIMATES ONLY

June 13, 2019 - Greg Norman Company & Lewis Group Letter/Response to City

June 14, 2019 City Memo Response

June 25, 2019 City Council Staff Report

Updated Project Timeline/Milestones