City of Sacramento Approves New 25-Year Golf Management Contract with Morton Golf, LLC

Morton Golf LLC will oversee Golf Course Maintenance January 1 under New Agreement at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, Bing Maloney Golf Course & Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course

Sacramento-based Morton Golf LLC has been approved by the City of Sacramento for a 25-year contract to manage three of the city’s four courses including Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, Bing Maloney Golf Course and Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course beginning January 1, 2012. Morton Golf will manage all aspects of the facility including golf operations, agronomy, food and beverage, retail, pace of play, instruction, and marketing.

In accordance with the new contract and in addition to managing the ongoing operation at the three golf courses, Morton Golf will oversee a wide range of owner-funded improvement projects designed to enhance the golf, dining, and special event experiences at these popular Northern California golf courses. 

Morton Golf CEO Ken Morton, Sr. has spent 52 years at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex- 40 years as a lessee of the City of Sacramento- and is excited to have the opportunity to implement new agronomic practices for the first time. Morton Golf will focus on improving the present turf conditions and playability and will establish a long-term plan to ensure that three facilities remain at the top of Northern California’s very best municipal golf experiences.

Ken Morton, Sr., CEO of Morton Golf, LLC, said, “The executive management team of Morton Golf LLC sincerely thanks the City of Sacramento City Council and residents, both for the efforts and major support for us to mutually accomplish a landmark agreement between the City of Sacramento and Morton Golf for the next 25 years.  We are extremely excited about this opportunity and will do everything possible to make sure this new agreement is a huge success.”

This contract continues Morton Golf’s strong presence of managed properties in California. The management company manages 90-holes of golf, runs America’s most-awarded golf retail store with the Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop, and has a busy online golf retail presence with MortonGolfSales.com. 

For tee times and more information on any of the City of Sacramento golf courses, call 916-481-GOLF. 

About Haggin Oaks Golf Complex –
The facility boasts two championship golf courses, the nation’s most-awarded golf retail store in the Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop, a world-class teaching facility with over 15 golf professionals, more than ten different junior, senior, group and private programs, a full restaurant facility with the MacKenzie’s Sports Bar & Grille and a lighted driving range that includes over 100 stalls, five practice greens, and two bunkers.  The driving range at Haggin Oaks is so popular that it stays open 24-hours-a-day during summer hours. In keeping with the traditions of growing the game and providing the best learning environment for players of all levels, Haggin Oaks offers a more flexible, beginner-friendly golf course in the Arcade Creek layout.  Here players can choose to play nine or 18 holes and are treated to a golf experience that provides fewer hazards and less difficulty than the championship, Alister MacKenzie course. 

About Bing Maloney Golf Course –
50+ years of rich local golf history means that the Bing Maloney GC is an indisputably integral piece of the golf landscape here in Sacramento. Many people who grew up in Sacramento over the past five decades know that over that time, a large number of oak trees have matured, making this a classic design to be enjoyed by golfers of all abilities. It remains a great tribute to the daily fee municipal golf mission that the City of Sacramento set forth back in the 1950s- making affordable golf available to everyone.

About Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course –
The youngest in the City of Sacramento’s family of great golf courses is Bartley Cavanaugh, with a layout created by Perry Dye, a member of the renowned golf design family that has created famous courses throughout the world.  Near the banks of the Sacramento River, Dye put to work all the design principles that won him acclaim to create excitement that will test skilled players while the course remains accessible to those still growing in the game.  This results in an affordable and fun round of golf.

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