The purpose of the Maintenance Budget survey is to establish baselines, trends and allocations of resources as they relate to golf course operational budgets and today’s golf course management.
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View the 2015 Maintenance Budget Survey Report
Highlights from the report
In February 2015, an online survey was sent to superintendent members of the GCSAA in the United States totaling 8,238 members. The final result of completed surveys totaled 1,554 data sets of the distributed 8,238, a response rate of 19 percent.
Respondents were asked to provide their total maintenance budget including all labor expenses and excluding capital expenditures. The nationwide average maintenance budget for an 18-hole golf course in 2014 is $724,269. Below, a breakdown of maintenance budget ranges is presented by region.
The largest portions of the maintenance budget are summarized in the table below. These seven expense categories make-up 76 percent of the total budget at courses nationwide.