Landscapes Golf Management to take over operations at Three Crowns

Landscapes Golf Management has been signed to a five-year contract to run the Three Crowns Golf Club in Casper, Wyoming.

Owned by a public-private joint operating body, the Robert Trent Jones Jr. course opened in 2005 on the site of an oil refinery. The golf course was designed to assist in the long term cleanup of the site, with some 120 recovery wells that move the water through a series of filtering wetlands.

Last year, the Amoco Reuse Agreement Joint Powers Board – a cooperative venture between Amoco, which last operated the refinery before it closed in 1991, and the city of Casper and Natrona County – put out a request for proposals for a new operator for the golf course. Local news reports indicate that the course has been operating at a loss of more than $300,000 per year.

Mark Mattingly, vice president of business development for Landscapes Unlimited (corporate parent of Landscapes Golf Management), said the contract contains incentives if Landscapes is able to reduce the size of the subsidy over time. However, the existing business plan is for Three Crowns to remain a high-end destination course, and Landscapes plans to continue “providing excellent turf conditions and customer service at Three Crows GC.”

He also said Landscapes will face no new challenges in the environmental remediation, as those efforts are already in place and will continue.

Matt Reams has been named as new general manager, beginning next month.

Landscapes currently manages more than 50 properties in North American and Asia.

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