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Two municipalities extend lease agreements with Bill Casper Golf (Jun 19)

June 19, 2015 -New Castle County (Del.) and the City of Jacksonville (Fla.) have extended their partnerships with Billy Casper Golf to manage area favorites Delcastle Golf Course and Bent Creek Golf Course, respectively.
Directing Delcastle operations since 2009, BCG successes include:

An innovative “Independence Membership” program featuring unlimited golf, discount guest fees and merchandise, and preferred rates at six nearby courses.

A new PowerTee and Range Express system adds to appeal of the driving range while enhancements to the miniature golf course are increasing popularity and revenue. Moreover, significant bunker renovation and tree removal projects, as well as new maintenance equipment, a state-of-the-art irrigation system and energy-efficient pump station (installed later this year) add to overall appearance and playability.

Delcastle has evolved into the county’s largest “ladies league” with 115 members and a bi-weekly Women on Course event series hosting 200 women for golf and networking activities. The 2014 “Delcastle Junior League” welcomed 40 juniors in its first year leading to the creation of men’s and senior’s leagues.

“Delcastle Golf Course is the hot spot for all things golf in the greater Wilmington area,” said Robert Merrill, program manager of the Department of Special Services for New Castle County. “We are excited about the future as the Billy Casper Golf team is continuously improving every facet of the facility and operation.”

Under BCG management since 2005, BCG successes at Bent Creek include:

Cart path, bunker and tee box renovations, as well as practice area lighting improvements, have contributed to a record number of rounds played. There have been more than 500 FootGolf rounds since the widely popular golf-soccer game was introduced by BCG last September.

“Bent Creek is the municipal golf course of choice,” said Claire Stine, parks finance manager for the City of Jacksonville. “The Billy Casper Golf team has groomed the course into the best shape ever and our repeat business is at an all-time high.”

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