Oak Hills Park Authority

General Manager Report – December 27, 2023

The Oak Hills Park Authority (OHPA) Board of Directors met on Tuesday, 12/19. They approved the 2024 golf rates effective January 1st. Click here: 2024 Rates

At the board meeting each month, the 4 staff members report significant monthly activity. The highlights are listed below:

Jim Schell (Superintendent)

Reported completion of temporary tees conversion, plumbing lines winterization, new sod installation, and start of the bunker restoration project.
  • Bunker project received approval for the 2024/2025 fiscal year (July ‘24 – June ‘25).
  • The two-year project begins with 14 bunkers towards the end of the 2024 golf season.
  • Remainder of bunkers and project to be completed in 2025.
  • The city posted a project Invitation to Bid on December 12th, with bids due January 11th.

We’ll keep you informed on this great course enhancement.

Paul Alexander (Head Golf Professional)

  • Our pro shop will be open from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (daily).
  • Course opens from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM barring frost delays (as shown on the website).

Mark Gartner (Controller)

  • It’s the time of year when primary income streams slow significantly.
  • Capital expense budget overages due to planned improvements to buildings, cart paths, artificial turf for teaching range, bottle filling station at the tennis center, new kitchen equipment, warm-up nets, and pavement markings at both the golf and tennis facilities.
  • The budget will be closely monitored and barring unexpected emergencies, we expect to finish the year in fine shape.

Jim Hollyday (General Manager)

  • Noted general facility repairs, maintenance issues, and progress.

Tennis Update – Dennis Brown

  • OHPA Treasurer and Tennis Committee Chairwoman, reported that the new pergola over the patio is complete and we successfully hosted our first USTA tournament.
  • The tennis leadership team continues to raise funds for 2024 capital projects including new fencing and new pavers leading to the courts and around the building.

Other Activities

  • OHPA Vice Chairman Alan Dutton was appointed Restaurant Selection Committee Chairman.
  • The committee consists of Rich Dellinger, Robert Stowers, Andy Glazer, Bob Pattacini, Steve Shepherd, and Anne van Geldern.
  • Committee Updates:
    • Team met on Dec. 8 to devise a plan and on Dec. 20 to discuss submitted proposals.
    • Several interested parties scheduled for interviews in early January.
    • Committee to provide a recommendation at the next board meeting on January 18.

We hope you find this information useful and that you and your families have a happy, healthy and safe New Year.

Jim Hollyday
General Manager
Oak Hills Park Golf Course