Golf Courses - Total Cumulative Participation

Desired Result:  Above Target

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Analysis of Performance

Note: Benchmark data are annual figures.

This is a quarterly measure.  The closure of golf courses from mid-March through April due to the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on rounds played the first half of the year.    

  • At the end of May, golf rounds were down 37% compared to 2019.
  • At the end of September, golf rounds were up year over year by .7%.
  • Rounds in the third quarter were up 19% year over year.
  • Good weather in October and the first week of November makes us optimistic that we will surpass our 80,000 round goal.


  • Attention to details, providing a friendly relaxed atmosphere, and addressing guest needs has been a focus. By addressing these points, Golf has continued with a strong third quarter and it is continuing into the fourth quarter.
  • The Golf Division will continue to investigate ways to make it easier for guests to make tee times, pay for the services offered, and safely utilize golf and dining services during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Metric Definition
The total number of participants at all three City of Fort Collins Golf Courses.
Why Is This Important?
This metric provides an indication of the popularity of these facilities which, in turn, indicates how well the facilities are meeting the needs of the community. The annual target is determined based on keeping revenue greater than expenses and each quarter is adjusted for seasonality.
City Organization Impact on Performance

High – The Parks Department directly influences the number of participants by providing a quality experience at City golf courses. The Parks Department also influences participation through marketing and outreach of these facilities.

Benchmark Information
This metric contains benchmark data for cities that offer 9 and 18-hole municipal golf courses similar to those in Fort Collins. Regional similarities create similar weather and economic conditions, and give these benchmarks comparable operating seasons, administrations, and demographics. Private courses were not included since they do not generally share similar data.