While attending the Special Meeting for the CCW Boards and Commissions update on February 10, 2016, it quickly became clear the residents of Woodbridge do not know the facts regarding the Golf Operations at the CCW. In 2015, 31,826 rounds of golf were played, up from 24,956 in 2013. The golf operations received 3 national awards from BCG “Most improved Golf Course”, “Superintendent of the Year” and “Sales Person of the Year.” The CCW was featured twice in Golf Digest magazine (5.9 million subscribers). The Golf operations also generated $150,000 for charities in 2015. It also hosted Amity Golf Team, an $11,000 value and gave away $26,000 in golf rounds to charity. In 2015, the CCW hosted 210 outings with a 97% return rate for 2016. The golf operations wrote a check to the town for $50,200 and paid $7000 in property tax, not to mention the economic benefit of having almost 32,000 rounds of golf played in our town. All of this has been accomplished under the black cloud of bulldozers showing up any day to strip the land for illegal cluster housing. Keeping the 18 hole golf operations at the CCW is a viable option that needs to be discussed. Let’s come together and focus our energy on promoting the golf operations and deciding the best use for the clubhouse and pool, and keep our land the way we like it- just as it is.
Jeff Hughes – Member of the Country Club of Woodbridge Commission