October 6, 2012 began a new era for the Bidwell Park Golf Course. On this date the Bidwell Park Golf Club, Inc. (BPGCI) entered into a long-term lease agreement with the City of Chico for the operation of the golf course. The BPGCI is a mutual benefit non-profit corporation. Its sole mission is to provide and promote broad-based opportunities for people of all ages and abilities, to increase and enhance equal access of recreational benefits, to heighten public awareness regarding the healthful rewards of participation in the game of golf, and to continue to serve as a valuable community asset for the residents of Chico.
Founded in 1920, the Bidwell Park Golf Course is rich in history and tradition. In 1982 the BPGCI initially leased the golf course from the City of Chico in an effort to sustain the golf course for future generations. The Club is governed by a Board of Directors elected annually by the members of the BPGCI and who serve without remuneration. The BPGCI has hired CourseCo Inc. to provide professional management for the day-to-day operation of the facility. CourseCo is compensated on a fee basis, with all of the revenues from operations of the golf course going directly back to the BPGCI. In turn the proceeds are reinvested toward the ongoing maintenance and improvement of the course and its accompanying amenities.
The facility is blessed with the natural beauty and setting of the park which surrounds it, and provides a respite and relaxing destination. The BPGCI and CourseCo are committed to providing an exceptional golf experience. Whether on the golf course, in the golf shop, or in the Bidwell Grill, it is our goal to provide personalized service in a tranquil, comfortable setting.