Auburn golf course hits new lows with lowest number of customers since 2012
— Auburn University golf course hit its lowest number since 2012, with the lowest number in the state since at least 2012.
The university’s golf course closed in late June.
Its average daily revenue was $2.5 million in fiscal 2012, a number that has fluctuated over the last several years.
Auburn officials have repeatedly cited the course’s low usage and the low number of players as key factors behind the drop.
But the school’s golf courses are far from the only high-profile courses in the country to experience a decline.
More than 40 other colleges and universities reported declines in revenue.
The declines occurred at all major university courses, including Alabama’s four-year University of Alabama System, the University of Florida, Georgia State University, Texas A&M University and the University at Buffalo.
“Our course is not as popular as it once was, but it is still an important asset,” said Bob Baskin, Auburn’s president.
Baskin said that Auburn has been able to maintain its courses through the economic downturn, despite the economic hardship.
There are about 300 courses in Auburn.