Billy Casper to manage Willowbrook in Winter Haven, Fla.

Billy Casper Golf is making its presence felt in Winter Haven, Florida. Just weeks after it took over management of the former Lake Region Yacht & Country Club, a private property. BCG has accepted an offer to manage the city’s Willowbrook Golf Course.

The five-year contract is one of dozens that BCG has made with municipalities since the onset of the Great Recession.

“What we bring to 71 municipalities is the ability for them to get out of the subsidy business and to start putting money into reserves,” Doug White of BCG told the Lakeland Ledger.

The city, which is facing a $3.7 million budget deficit, will pay BCG at least $84,000 annually plus bonuses. It expects to save $200,000 over the life of the contract.

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