The intent of this survey is to establish baselines, trends and allocations of resources as they relate to golf course labor and capital expense budgets and today’s golf course management.
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View the 2016 Capital Budget and Labor Survey Report
Highlights from the report
In January 2016, an online survey was sent to superintendent members of the GCSAA in the United States totaling 6,501 members. The final result of completed surveys totaled 1,308 data sets of the distributed 6,501, a response rate of 20 percent.
Respondents were asked to provide their golf course labor and capital expense budget. Average capital spending in 2013 for an 18-hole course was $95,929. In 2016 the average budgeted amount is $128,144, or an increase of 33.6 percent.
More from the report
Data captured in the report include: average equipment expenditures, average cost of capital improvement projects, financing preferences, used equipment purchases, hourly labor expenditures and more.