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Muni Course renovations to begin

At their meeting on April 15, the Wilmington City Council directed staff to move ahead with the restoration of greens, fairway bunkers and the practice putting green at the city's Municipal Golf Course.

     Watch a video from the meeting

Funding for the $1.2 million project will come from golf course and park bond funds. In addition, rate increases of 35 percent for FY 2015 and 10 percent for FY 2016 will be implemented to help pay for the improvements.

Work is expected to begin by the end of April and be completed in September.


Current rate

35% increase

Future rate

City resident (18 holes weekday)




City resident (9 holes weekday)




Sr. city resident w/discount card (18 holes)




City resident (18 holes weekend)





Did you know that the Golf Course Fund is an enterprise fund? This means that it is supported entirely by user fees (greens fees).  

This will be the first total restoration of the Donald Ross-designed course since it was fully completed in 1929. The project will include restoration of all greens, approaches, bunkers, practice putting green, irrigation improvements and improved drainage. On average, about 60,000 rounds of golf are played on the course each year, which has caused wear and tear on the 85-year old course.

     View a presentation from Feb. 17 outlining the project

     Watch a presentation from Jan. 21 showing the proposed design


18th hole today
18th hole after proposed design 

Learn more about the Muni course

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