The San Luis Obispo County Parks Department has taken over management of Dairy Creek Golf Course after the concessionaire who previously managed the facility declared bankruptcy.
The golf course, on Highway 1 across from Cuesta College, remains open, but some services, such as food and beverages, are temporarily unavailable, said Curtis Black, county interim director of parks. The county was able to temporarily hire enough concessionaire employees to keep the facility running.
“We are arranging to have vending machines put in by the weekend,” Black said. “The driving range, golf cart rentals and golf play continue as usual.”
The concessionaire, Fairway Inc. of San Luis Obispo, declared bankruptcy Monday, forcing parks staff to step in to run the facility, Black said. Calls to Fairway’s offices were not returned Wednesday.
The county’s other two golf courses, Morro Bay and Chalk Mountain, are managed by a different concessionaire and are not affected.
The county Parks Department is evaluating whether to hire a new concessionaire or run the facility permanently itself.
“We could continue for six months or a year in this fashion,” Black said.