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TaderSalad
LSU Fan
mudbug territory
Member since Jul 2014
17905 posts

re: The Island closing for good
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BallChamp00


Where you working at now?
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BallChamp00
Member since May 2015
4364 posts

re: The Island closing for good
Nowhere


IL Duce
Cal State Fullerton Fan
Member since May 2009
213 posts

re: The Island closing for good
Why? Always seemed to be people out there.


lsu13lsu
Member since Jan 2008
8748 posts

re: The Island closing for good
You must not ever go to a Baton Rouge golf course Monday through Thursday or October through February. They are all empty.


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tiger626
LSU Fan
NoLa
Member since Dec 2014
51 posts

re: The Island closing for good
The new bridge that has been talked about forever may have helped.


Gorilla Ball
LSU Fan
Gonzales, LA.
Member since Feb 2006
7389 posts

re: The Island closing for good
That’s a bummer


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BallChamp00
Member since May 2015
4364 posts

re: The Island closing for good
The bridge they talked about in 05 was suppose to go from plaquemine to Zachary/St Francisville. It would have been a huge help to Beaver, Copper, Bluffs and The Island.


RMGC
LSU Fan
Covington
Member since Aug 2013
119 posts

re: The Island closing for good
the Island is not closing for good.....just for the CV-19......


ChrisBurky
LSU Fan
Hill Valley, California
Member since Jul 2009
533 posts

re: The Island closing for good
Wrong, closing for good!


MidgetGolfer
Member since Feb 2017
205 posts

re: The Island closing for good
Any news on perspective buyers? Hate to see it close.


BallChamp00
Member since May 2015
4364 posts

re: The Island closing for good
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the Island is not closing for good.....just for the CV-19...


If it opens back up it won’t be with the same owners.


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Janky
LSU Fan
Team Primo
Member since Jun 2011
33987 posts

re: The Island closing for good
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Nowhere


You should have married one of those Wilbert kids.


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In The Know
LSU Fan
City of St George, La
Member since Jan 2005
2788 posts

re: The Island closing for good
I was told by a long-time member that the owners lost 1MM a year on that club/course. He said the family had so much money that it was a drop in the bucket and they didn’t care. I guess they finally cared.


Janky
LSU Fan
Team Primo
Member since Jun 2011
33987 posts

re: The Island closing for good
I was told Davidson at squire creek's goal was to only lose $1M/year.


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dirtytigers
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
225
Member since Dec 2014
1341 posts

re: The Island closing for good
They’ve had terrible management the past 10 or so years with the exception of Dan and Chris


chinesebandit56
LSU Fan
Brusly
Member since Apr 2017
30 posts

re: The Island closing for good
I was the GM/Director of Golf for the first 10 years , those numbers are well overblown


BallChamp00
Member since May 2015
4364 posts

re: The Island closing for good
Yes they are. Lol


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lsu13lsu
Member since Jan 2008
8748 posts

re: The Island closing for good
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They’ve had terrible management the past 10 or so years with the exception of Dan and Chris


The people who own the island are no stranger to running and managing a business. If they cannot make it work with their business experience and connections over there then that should tell you something about the golf business.

The best manager ever couldn’t go to to these BR publics and make them work. The economics are garbage for golf in BR. People just default to “the Management sucks”.

They have no capital to work with, customers who want to bring their own beer, who disappear Monday through Thursday and all winter and who all want 8AM tee times in Saturday for dirt cheap with primo conditions.

People need to realize it isn’t a management problem in BR. It is an economics problem.

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nerdmachine
Missouri Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2019
139 posts

re: The Island closing for good
Lived in Louisiana for two years. The problem with golf there is also deeply rooted in the weather conditions and topography. The constant rain and moisture makes it difficult to maintain a course without a lot of money and hard for courses to drain. I don’t think the public golf in BR is that far off price than most places. But it just costs more to keep a course nice down there. The course budgets at BRCC and CCLA must be insanely high


lsu13lsu
Member since Jan 2008
8748 posts

re: The Island closing for good
Agreed. List is long for why golf sucks here.

Volume is a bigger problem than price in BR. Golfers spread across too many courses. So not one course stays busy enough.

Like you mentioned weather sucks. It is really wet. Really dry. Really hot. Really cold. All in the same month.

ETA: I do think prices here are depressed by LSU and BREC. You can get on those courses for cheap as heck.
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