Demand for golf is stagnant. Supply is hovering at an annual growth rate of zero. With a turbulent economy, our increasingly time crunched culture and a generational shift in play, revenue is flat. This convergence of flat revenues and increasing costs is resulting in 33% of municipal golf courses losing money. Capital investments are thus being deferred leading to a precipitous decline in the facility. Evaluate these complex issues and learn simple solutions and obtain an easy to follow template that you can use to make informed decisions as to how your golf courses could be best managed in a fiscally prudent manner from among the six different management models for operating a golf course.