Richardson City Council discussed plans for four future Sherrill Park Golf Course renovation projects during a July 18 business meeting.
Sherrill Park’s second golf course is the city’s first renovation project. After being renovated in 2001, the course is set to undergo a number of upgrades, including fixing major drainage issues, increasing playability and improving turf and vegetation, according to city council documents. . The renovation of Course 2 is expected to cost nearly $7.1 million and is expected to last from January to October 2024.
Richardson’s chief financial officer, Kent Pfeil, said the city also plans to rebuild three bathrooms on the golf courses, including two on Course 1. Each of the restrooms is at least 20 years old, with each redecoration helping to add sinks to the site. The construction of the Course 1 toilets is expected to last from January to April 2023.
Additionally, Pfiel said they hope to build a new 5,000 square foot maintenance barn to replace the existing one, which was built in 1973 and has limited space. The new facility would contain two equipment elevators in addition to a break room/conference room, according to city documents.
A training center should also be added. It will have an area of approximately 2,500 square feet. The training center is expected to be placed at the north end of the driving range, according to city documents. The facility should have two or three hitting stations, a tryout area, evaluation hardware and software, and a small conference room.
The board discussed efforts to combine construction of the maintenance barn and training facility at the same time to prioritize cost effectiveness. This construction would last throughout 2025.
In total, the four construction projects are expected to total between $12 million and $13 million. For more information on estimated construction costs, go here.
Richardson officials said the city plans to fund these projects using year-end savings, capital reserves and debt. Debt planning is expected to be discussed at the July 25-26 budget workshop.
Sherrill Park Golf Course is located at 2001 E. Lookout Drive, Richardson. 972-234-1416. www.sherrillparkgolf.com