(Liz Martin/The Gazette) Jones Golf Course still is closed for the season in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, but will reopen this summer. (Liz Martin/The Gazette) Jones Golf Course still is closed for the season in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, but will reopen this summer. (Liz Martin/The Gazette) B.A. Morelli More stories from B.A. Notes On Plans In Course For Job InterviewApr 18, 2017 at 6:04 pm | Print View CEDAR RAPIDS Jones Golf Course is tentatively slated to open on Monday, May 15, with a handful of changes designed to improve its balance sheet, Cedar Rapids staff told members of the Parks, Waterways and Recreation Commission on Tuesday. This is a shift from the citys previous plan to close the 18-hole municipal course which lost more than $800,000 over the past five years as part of an effort to curb losses in the citys golf department. The biggest change at Jones is to the operational model, said Lisa Miller, the citys golf operations manager. League play has shifted to other courses, and Jones is to focus on being deal-oriented. We are keeping the leagues off, Miller said. One of the complaints weve received in the last several years, people like to play golf when they have time to play golf after work, certain times of the day. With all the leagues we do have, it is difficult, especially after work, for players to get a spot. The city which also owns Ellis, Gardner and Twin Pines courses also plans to save money by not filling the vacant golf pro position at Jones, 2901 Fruitland Blvd.
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