In 2004, Empire Golf was contracted by Jim Kouretas of the Campus Commons Golf Partnership to develop a maintenance budget and operational plan in anticipation of the course’s temporary closure. This closure was necessary due to the construction of the Arden Parallel Force Main Project by the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District. During this project, Empire Golf has worked closely with landscape architects and engineers to protect the integrity of the property, ensuring a minimal environmental impact to both the golf course and its setting in the heart of the American River Parkway.
CALLIPPE PRESERVE GOLF COURSE PROJECT CITY OF PLEASANTON
Dates of Service: January 1998 to December 2003
Empire Golf served as the consultant for facilityy design, operations, RFP development, management company selection process, and management contract for the operation of the Callippe Preserve Golf Course for the City of Pleasanton from January of 1998 until December 2003.
The City of Pleasanton constructed a 6,700-yard, par 72, championship golf course with accompanying amenities. Empire Golf worked in conjunction with City staff and citizenry in all aspects of facility design, as well as the process of selecting a competent operator for the project.
Due to Empire Golf’s portfolio of properties in 1998, and potential conflict of interest issues as a consultant to the City of Pleasanton, Empire Golf agreed to abstain from submitting a proposal for management of the completed facility as a term of its consulting agreement.
WILDHAWK GOLF CLUB SOUTHGATE RECREATION DISTRICT
Dates of Service: April 1996 to April 1997
In 1996, Empire Golf served as the operations consultant for the Southgate Park and Recreation District in the development of the Wildhawk Golf Club. Wildhawk is a 6,800-yard, par 72, championship golf course designed by J. Michael Poletti and opened for play in 1998. Empire Golf worked with the project development team on all aspects of the design and development of the golf course, clubhouse, cart storage, maintenance yard, and practice facility.
WILDHORSE GOLF COURSE THE DUFFEL COMPANY
Dates of Service: 1989 to 1990
Empire Golf, acting as the consultant for the Duffel Company, worked with the City of Davis Golf Course Advisory Committee in developing additional public golf course properties in Davis, California. Over the period of a year, Empire Golf attended planning sessions, met with individual committee members, and presented a plan in conjunction with the Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Company for an 18-hole public golf course to be developed by the Duffel Company and Empire Golf. The golf course advisory committee recommended to the Davis City Council that the Wildhorse Project would help meet the needs of the public golf course demand in Davis, and was approved.
Empire Golf developed operating proformas and projected construction costs for the property owners and developers. The project is currently seeking funding.
VALLEY OAK GOLF COURSE
REDWOOD VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
Dates of Service: Spring 1988
In 1988 Empire Golf Inc. served as project coordinator for Fetzer Vineyards to develop an 18-hole championship golf course on a 450-acre Valley Oaks Ranch site in Hopland, California. Empire Golf, in conjunction with Bliss Golf Design, master planned the 6,800-yard, par 72 golf course. Due to water use parameters, cost of development, and political climate the Fetzer family put the project on hold.