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GAC Minutes 1987 01/15January 15, 1987 TO: McCall City Council McCall Golf Course Committee FROM: Hugh Cooke, Recreation Director RE: Expanded Recreation Opportunities at the McCall Golf Course As we begin discussions on the proposed expansion of the McCall Golf Course, we should begin consideration of complimentary recreation activities at the golf course site. I will quickly list ideas or proposals that could be incorporated at the golf course site. All of these are compatable with public play on the golf course and do not interfere with the golfers safety or enjoyment. New Golf Course Grounds- l. Proposed walking/jogging trails on the perimeter of course. These could be incorporated in the new course. These should be designed separately from the fairways and golf cart paths for safety. Ideally these might be part of the maintenance road system and would not interfere with the golf course play. Ideally, they would be designed to be used safely at any hour of the day. 2. Tennis Courts near new clubhouse. McCall has a shortage of adequate public tennis courts. The six (6) tennis courts at the McCall School are not regulation and are not in good condition. If courts were located near the clubhouse it would compliment the entire complex. I would advise that two (2) tournament quality courts be constructed. Parking, restrooms and snack bar located at the clubhouse could serve the courts. It would be advisable to consider a reservation system administered through the golf course pro shop. Tennis players could phone for reservatons through the golf course. The courts could be used on a modest fee or rental basis. This would allow the tennis player to obtain a reserved time and would provide revenue for ad- ministration and maintenance. These courts could be the site of public lessons or community tournaments. 3. Picnic area/group gatherings - part of the clubhouse grounds should include a group picnic/bar.beque area. This could be used for formal or informal use by the golf course. Also, a reservation system should be developed for community groups or visitors that want to host a party or gathering. 4. Clubhouse Meeting Room(s) The design of the clubhouse should include a large area available for meetings or gatherings throughout the year. Ideally this could accommodate 100-200 persons. It would be desirable if food services or a snack bar was available to this area. This area would be ideal for community groups, classes, reunions, public meetings, potluck dinners, etc. Likely use would be limited during the golf season but availablility would increase duriother times of the year. 5. Nordic Ski Trails The community could use areas of the course for nordic skiing and cross-country lessons. Parking and access should consider winter use. -2- 6. Nordic Ski Concession It is feasible to consider the operation of a nordic ski concession from the clubhouse building. Features to consider that would compliment the existing golf operation include: 1. Retail/rental ski shop area 2. Snack bar 3. Lockers for skiis, clothing 4. Lounge area 5. Classroom -meeting area 6. Administrative site -trail fees, lesson registration, race headquarters Also, items to be considered are - lighted nordic track area for evening skiing or lessons. This could be the golf course driving range or a portion of serveral fairways. An area should be considered for the storage and maintenance of snow course groomers. This could be a small garage area or shed building. The operation of the concession may be limited in early years. Possibly it would be limited to part of the December -February season or on a part-time basis. It is feasible for the City Recreation Department to operate some or all of the nordic operation. Also, a private business could propose to lease or operate these services. These proposals are only some of the variety of services that could be offered and not affect the success of the golf operation. Many of these services could generate revenues to off -set the development or operation costs. I would enjoy becoming active in the design of the clubhouse complex. I feel the construction can be effective and usable year-round if all elements are considered.