Atlanta golf course manager may stay on month-to-month

American Golf Corp. would continue managing Atlanta’s public golf courses on a month-to-month basis after its present contract ends July 30, according to an ordinance pending in the City Council Finance/Executive Committee.

The arrangement is necessary to give the city time to issue a new request for proposals for the contract after a previous RFP, issued last November, expired. The agreement ends Jan. 31, 2017 unless terminated earlier.

AGC manages four 18-hole courses for the city — Bobby Jones in Atlanta Memorial Park (being traded to the state for land near Underground Atlanta), Browns Mill in Browns Mill Park, North Fulton in Chastain Park and Alfred “Tup” Holmes in Adams Park — and one 9-hole course at Candler Park. The city signed a 20-year management contract with the company in 1986, and renewed it for 10 years in 2006.

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