New commission looks at improvements, future of Berlin golf course

New commission looks at improvements, future of Berlin golf course

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BERLIN – Members of the new golf commission discussed improvements and future plans for Timberlin Golf Course during a recent meeting.

“I want everyone’s input,” said Jon Zuk, golf director and staff liaison.

The commission was created in September by the Town Council to oversee the public course off Southington Road.

The town-owned course was previously overseen by the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Last week, the seven-member golf commission appointed Peter DeFazio as chairman. He is a member of the parks and recreation commission and president of Timberlin Men’s Club. James Norton was appointed vice-chairman.

Long term plans were discussed, including possible capital improvement projects.

The list included repair of bridges, tee areas and cart paths, along with work around the clubhouse area.

Zuk said they are looking at funding opportunities. Currently the course reserve account has $41,000.


The commission also discussed the 2017 season and winter preparations.

“Timberlin generates more starts than any other course in the area,” DeFazio said.

Rate increases were discussed due to the success during the first year of using GolfNow, an online booking resource.

Rates typically increase 2 to 3 percent a year. Golf rates are presented annually to the Town Council.

The commission also discussed getting more businesses involved in the course.

Meetings will be held the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. Reports will be given monthly by Zuk and Timberlin Golf Pro Marc Bayram.

More information can be found on the town’s website.
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