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Green fees to increase by $1 May 1 at Callippe

Original post made on Mar 26, 2015

As the Callippe Preserve Golf Course is approaching its 10th year in operation and with the economy showing greater improvement, members of the Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Commission decided earlier this month that it was time to raise green fees to help pay for increased course operating costs.

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Comments (12)

Posted by citizen
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 26, 2015 at 8:28 am

Still no concern for current drought! Years before we have recycled water there. But regular watering with scarce drinking water there and sports park.... no big concern that we will drain all reservoirs this year, build more homes and apartments. This is leadership? Where? Makes no sense to disregard water shortage. Let them increase fees to tank in recycled water now.

Posted by Pleasantonian
a resident of Mission Park
on Mar 26, 2015 at 8:48 am

Pleasantonian is a registered user.

Do some research citizen. I'm pretty sure they tank in water and have been since last summer.

Posted by Citizen
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 26, 2015 at 9:34 am

Thanks Ptonian. Now if our parks would do the same and tank in recycled water for next several years!

Posted by Vinelander
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 26, 2015 at 9:47 am

Bad decision to raise rates. Poppy Ridge is charging $42 for a senior NCGA member with cart. The course is in better shape and more variety (3 - 9 hole courses). The increase at Callippe will result in $43.00 for a senior resident with cart. Fairways are in bad shape with LOTS of bare spots. Green are likewise in poor shape.

Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Mar 26, 2015 at 10:29 am

Quickest way to get their attention- QUIT using that golf course, plenty of other places to go too, or just keep going there, pay the extra bucks and put up with the lousy conditions. The worse that could happen would be to bulldoze the golf course, build some way over priced homes with lots of high dollar landscaping that would drain our water supplies even more. Those poor golfers, it's a tough life out there!!

Posted by Jeff
a resident of Danbury Park
on Mar 26, 2015 at 10:41 am

A $1 increase is entirely reasonable and the more recycled water the course can use,mother better.

Posted by Citizen
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 26, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Ptonian: how about Poppy Ridge? Recycled water or drinking water to get those green fairways???

Posted by cosmic-charlie
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 26, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Played this morning early. I found the course in excellent shape, and the greens were better than they have ever been!...They're working their tales off the get last years drought damage repaired.

With the purchase of the Callippe club card at the first of the year [$179 - 2 free rounds...6 large range balls, and a $5 discount on every round, weekends included]. And as a resident, and additional $5 discount for each round. That made my cost today $37!

Our group today saw 3 players who regularly play at Cinnabar Hills and had not played Callippe before today. They were remarking how nice the course was, and were very impressed with the layout and the conditions and said they would definitely be coming back.

Go out and play, have a great time and help support the city by playing.

btw.. shot a 79 in spite of playing the last 3 holes 4 over par...I hate when I do that!

Posted by OldPro
a resident of Mission Park
on Mar 26, 2015 at 2:52 pm

I understand from talking from the Callippe staff that trucked-in recycled water met only 5% of the course's water needs in 2014. Ultimately, a purple pipe line is needed. Until then or the drought's end, its reputation for quality play among golfers will fall short of its glowing reviews from environmentalists.

Posted by no drinking water on golf courses
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 26, 2015 at 3:21 pm

If trucked in water met only 5% of their needs -- did they use drinking water for the other 95%? I'm sure they did. That crime should cost them the loss of all city water. No golf course should EVER be allowed to waste drinking water on grass. Nor should homeowners. When will you people get it that this is not a temporary shortage of water?

Posted by John
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Mar 26, 2015 at 11:28 pm

I don't golf there because I think their rates are too high. Willow Park and Skywest are cheaper ($20-25 to walk). It doesn't have to be that way; they should want golfer-friendly rates, not inflated rates that they think they can squeeze the locals with, just to make more money. Something suspicious is going on up there. Las Positas is just as bad.

Posted by Taxpayer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 28, 2015 at 1:11 am

It seems a "tremendous value" is a bit understated. A dollar on $50-$60...really??? An award winning course should be able to get a least a 5% increase, and bring in more 'spray' trucks. Or, a genuine $2 'increase', plus a $3-$4 temp 'water surcharge'. That would be realistic and reasonable. Anybody spending $50-60 could handle an extra $5 during the drought. One dollar is really an insult to Pleasanton taxpayers.

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