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Golf Advisory Committee

The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine Golf Advisory Committee was approved by the Long Beach City Council in 2012 to act in an advisory capacity to the Department on matters concerning the operation and maintenance of City-owned golf courses. Express duties of the Golf Advisory Committee include advising the Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) on the subjects of:

  • Adoption of various policies and procedures for the City’s golf operation;
  • Modifications to the City’s Golf Operations Manual;
  • Changes to City golf course rates and fees;
  • Adoption and implementation of capital improvement projects on golf courses;
  • Information relating to trends and issues in the golf industry;
  • Other tasks or assignments as requested by the Director that fulfill the purpose of the Committee as defined in the Golf Advisory Committee By-Laws

Golf Advisory Committee Meetings

The Committee meets quarterly on the first Thursday in February (* changed to March 2024), May, August, and November at the Parks, Recreation and Marine Administration Building at 2760 N. Studebaker Road in Long Beach. Meetings are scheduled to begin at 2:30pm, unless otherwise noted.

2024 Golf Advisory Committee Meetings: March 7, May 2, August 1, and November 7
Golf Advisory Committee Meeting agendas are available in Legistar.

GAC Subcommittees

  1. Fees and Charges
  2. Policies and Procedures -Meeting Agenda – February 5, 2024
  3. Capital Improvements
  4. Maintenance and Environmental Best Practices

Golf Advisory Committee Selection

On a recurrent basis, applications for the Golf Advisory Committee are solicited from the various Men’s and Women’s Clubs, as well as from other community members, to ensure the Committee contains individuals from a broad range of backgrounds and interests. The Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine then appoints nine people from this pool to a two-year term on the volunteer Committee. Committee members can serve for a maximum of four terms in succession.

If you are interested in being considered for a two-year appointment to this Committee, please complete the Golf Advisory Committee Application.

The Committee also has several Subcommittees, including Fees and Charges, Maintenance and Environmental Best Practices, Capital Improvements, and Policies and Procedures. 
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Golf Advisory Committee (L to R): Dr. Theresa Ashby, Larry Conkings, Joyce Ricci, Gary Johnson, Co-Chair Kevin Fitzgerald, Donna Barrett, Jim Demetriou, and Chair Terry Thrift. Not pictured: Angie Young