City Accepting Proposals for Colony West Golf Course Operations


By: Sharon Aron Baron

Several companies are interested in managing the Colony West Golf Club, and soon the city manager will present recommendations to the commission.

In late August, the Colony West golf course closed.  The course, which was purchased in a short sale in 2011 by the City of Tamarac for $3 million was turned back over to the Rack family who had owned it since 1985.  Unable to make future lease payments past September, they closed all operations leaving many out of jobs.

At the city commission meeting on Wednesday, City Manager Michael Cernech told the said that in the past three weeks, the courses have been maintained and that several interested parties have taken tours around the premises.   These companies have until October 1 to present RFP’s or Recommendation For Proposals to the city.

Once these are in, Cernech hopes to have a recommendation for the city commission to review at the October 9 workshop meeting.


About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident’s a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That’s why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.


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  • SaveTheMainlands

    The difference between leasing and managing the course is
    like night & day. Golf courses in poor condition like Colony can’t make
    money because no one wants to play there.

    I play at least twice a week and wouldn’t play there if it
    was free. Most golfers I know value their time spent on the course. In today’s
    market it will only cost you an extra $10 dollars to play a much better course.

    • SFgolfer

      Colony West is a wonderful layout and while not in pristine condition, is still a great place to play. In winter they are booked solid on weekends at $50 a person. Great value for the money.

  • snowthang

    The course in the past few years has been in rough condition at best. The greens needed to be redone years ago. Sure it was cheaper to play there but you got what you paid for. The only reason it was booked during the winter was because the good courses raise their prices to astronomical levels for the winter snowbirds who seem to have a lot more money than the average local resident. Guess there are a few out ther that can afford a $100 round at Jacaranda on the weekend..I’m not one of them unfortunately..