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MacDonald Golf Course

Sale of MacDonald Golf Course

840 N. Yale Ave
Wichita, KS

Pre-Submittal Conference
November 6, 2018

Submission Deadline
November 27, 2018


Table of Contents

Introduction

Property Description

Course Scorecard

Proposal Content & Format

Exhibit A - Development Site

Documents

​Introduction

The Board of Parks Commissioners ("Board") is soliciting proposals for the sale of the Board-owned MacDonald Golf Course (the "Property"). The Property is located at 840 N. Yale Avenue. The Property offers a par 72 golf course on approximately 146 acres that contains a 7,500 square foot clubhouse, maintenance buildings that measure approximately 7,500 s.f. and one on-course restroom that is 320 s.f. Proposals should demonstrate how the Property would be improved and how it would be operated. All offers must maintain the Property as an 18 hole public golf course. Development complimentary to the course may occur on land outlined on Exhibit A.


Property Description

First Tee of Wichita has a 10 year lease (with options) for approximately 14 acres on the Northwest side of the course at a lease rate of $1 per year. This is a non-exclusive use. The owner of the course will have responsibility for maintenance of the driving range. The lease, dated March 14, 2018, as well as 2017 and 2018 financial statements are available.

There is also a lease with Horizon Telecommunication, operating a cell phone tower located on 2,500 square feet on the east side of Roosevelt. The Board will retain ownership of this site and MacDonald Park.

The course is served by City of Wichita water lines. Property is zoned TF-3 (two family residential).

The golf division at the City will not make any improvements to the course after the RFP is issued, or as part of any sale. Pro Shop equipment and merchandise will not convey with the sale. Maintenance equipment and golf carts will not convey with the property.

The property must remain an 18 hole public golf course. Should the buyer cease operations as a public golf course, the City will have the first right of refusal to purchase the property back at the price paid by the buyer. The purchaser must maintain open view fencing around the golf course.

Rounds Played

​2017 ​2016 ​2015 ​2014 ​2013
​25,459 28,522​ 31,358​ 29,622​ 29,626​

Course Scorecard

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT
BLUE 73.7/132 505 215 415 361 432 515 386 387 217 3433
WHITE 71.0/127 482 186 371 322 379 485 355 3P51 185 3116
GOLD 66.8/122 432 143 329 305 327 418 330 320 126 2730
MEN'S HANDICAP 5 13 15 17 7 3 11 9 1
PACE OF PLAY :17 :28 :41 :54 1:09 1:27 1:41 1:55 2:07
PAR 5 3 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 36
RED 70.8/123 420 117 324 292 322 412 318 305 121 2631
LADIES' HANDICAP 3 17 7 15 9 5 11 1 13
Hole 1 0 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOT
BLUE 73.7/132 524 396 195 573 422 389 440 173 413 3525 6958
WHITE 71.0/127 500 374 175 522 389 367 415 140 380 3262 6378
GOLD 66.8/122 430 279 135 450 340 333 341 121 292 2721 5451
MEN'S HANDICAP 18 14 8 10 6 16 2 12 4
PACE OF PLAY 2:29 2:43 2:54 3:11 3:25 3:39 3:53 4:05 4:19
PAR 5 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 36 72
RED 70.8/123 425 275 132 444 337 328 337 102 286 2666 5297
LADIES' HANDICAP 12 6 16 2 8 14 10 4 18

Pre-Proposal Conference

A pre-proposal conference will be held on November 6, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Property, 840 N. Yale, Wichita, Kansas. Potential proposers are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-proposal conference to learn more about the Property, the development objectives, and the proposal evaluation process. A tour of the Property will immediately follow the pre-proposal conference.

Proposal Review & Evaluation

  • Each proposal must submit a 10% earnest money deposit to be considered valid.
  • Each proposal must commit to honoring the First Tee lease agreement dated March 14, 2018.
  • Each proposal must commit to keeping the property as an 18 hole public golf course.
  • Each proposal shall submit an operations plan and projected capital investment over the first five years, and how the purchaser intends to work with the March 14, 2018 First Tee lease and its non-exclusive golf programming agreement. Purchaser would not be bound by Non-Exclusive Use Agreement.

All proposals are confidential until a selection is made by the Board. All costs incurred in the preparation of this proposal are the responsibility of the proposer. The Board reserves the right to issue supplemental information or guidelines relating to the RFP during the proposal preparation period, or to make modifications to the RFP. All proposals shall be considered firm offers for a period of 180 days following the due date. Once submitted, proposals may not be changed without written consent of the Board. One (1) original copy of the proposal shall be submitted by 3:00 p.m., November 27, 2018, to:

City of Wichita Purchasing Office
Attn: Purchasing Manager
455 N. Main, 12th Floor
Wichita, KS 67202

Negotiations & Selection Process

Final selection of the development team(s) will occur on or before December 10, 2018. Upon selection of the best final proposal, the Board will negotiate final business and performance terms with the selected development team. The commencement of negotiations does not commit the Board to accept any or all of the terms of the proposal, and negotiations may be terminated by the Board at any time, in which case the Board reserves the right to enter into negotiations with other proposers. These negotiations may result in minor or material changes to the proposal, including business terms. Successful negotiations will result in an award recommendation. Agreements addressing business terms and performance benchmarks will be entered into between the parties. The Board reserves the right to reject, in whole or in part, any or all proposals. If deemed appropriate to achieve the goals for development of the Property, the Board reserves the right to make no selection and re-issue an RFP. The terms and conditions of any development agreement resulting from this RFP process are subject to approval by the Board.

The successful buyer will be required to submit an annual report for the first five years after acquisition to demonstrate progress towards stated capital investments in initial offer.

Exhibit A - Development Site


The area in, and around, the clubhouse and parking lot (as outlined above) offers an opportunity for development. Development on this site should be complimentary uses for modern golf course operations.

Rezoning of this site may be required. Any development of this site shall follow zoning codes and regulations.

The identified site is approximately 6.34 acres (276,073 square feet).

​Documents

  
  
MacDonald 2017 Revenue.pdfMacDonald 2017 Revenue
MacDonald 2018 financials.pdfMacDonald 2018 financials
MacDonald Revenue through August 2018.pdfMacDonald Revenue through August 2018
MacDonald 2017 financials.pdfMacDonald 2017 financials
First Tee Lease 3-14-2018.pdfFirst Tee Lease 3-14-2018
First Tee Non Exclusive Use and Golf Programming Agreement.pdfFirst Tee Non Exclusive Use and Golf Programming Agreement
City of Wichita_RFP MacDonald Golf Course.pdfCity of Wichita_RFP MacDonald Golf Course