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Golf Courses - Total Cumulative Participation

Desired Result: Above Target

Analysis of Performance

Note: Benchmark data are annual figures.

Rounds played in the third quarter exceeded expectations due to nice weather. Rounds played for the year have recovered from the low play in May and are on track to exceed the annual target for 2015.

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 facilites.

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.