9 Proposals Received for The Lakes at El Segundo – Decision Nearing

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, the El Segundo City Council will review the results of the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Lakes Golf Course and could pick a potential suitor to proceed with negotiations.



On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, the El Segundo Recreation & Parks Department will present the results of the Request For Proposal (RFP) for the Lakes at El Segundo to the City Council. City staff will summarize the results of the proposal process and the City Council will hopefully select which proposal will finally move forward.

Picturesque, green lawns, beautiful lakes, and affordable fun have earned The Lakes a special place in El Segundo’s heart. Even with steep competition from the renowned Trump National Golf Course and state of the art Rolling Hills Country Club, local golfers consistently choose The Lakes as their go-to South Bay golf course. In recent years, however, the 9-hole, 1,327-yard course became the center of intense controversy. Although well-loved, many felt The Lakes was due for an upgrade.

Last year’s negotiations with Topgolf were put on hold as a request for a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) was put in motion by the City Council with a special The Lakes RFP Task Force designated to oversee RFP’s. The result? 9 RFP’s were submitted from a re-vamped “The Lakes” to an amphitheater and yes, Topgolf.

Topgolf proposed a high-tech remodel of the classic driving range with a $15 million reconfiguration. While initially well-received, the proposal ran into one too many bumps in the road and finally fell through in fall of 2017. Now, however, the door has once again opened for a golf course revamp. The Lakes RFP Task Force is considering not one, not two, but NINE proposals.
The Lakes is a special place with years of history. As such an important El Segundo landmark, all this deliberation to choose the best possible option for our city, our community, and South Bay golfers is worth the wait.

We’ve included links below to each of the 9 proposals ranked in order by the The Lakes RFP Task Force.

There are pros and cons to each and every proposal, so the question remains…which proposal would you choose?

Evaluation & Selection Criteria

Following a subjective evaluation based on the quality and compatibility with the City’s objectives and competitiveness of the proposals received in response to RFPs, City staff will contact the Proposers it deems in its sole discretion to be best suited to partner with the City. The City will then conduct interviews with Proposers of its choosing. The City Council, in its sole discretion, may choose a Proposer or other entity that it determines will provide the best service to the City and the community, balanced with financial considerations, and may then begin negotiations to enter into a contract.  Criteria to be utilized by the City in its evaluation process will include:

Financial Impact25%
Comprehensive Resident/Community Involvement Business/Operating Plan20%
Business/Operating Plan15%
Capital Improvement Plan15%

Next Page – Page 2 – History of the Lakes El Segundo

The Lakes El Segundo RFP Summary Navigation (Ranked in order by the Lakes RFP Task Force)
Use the dropdown arrows below or navigate using the links below:
Page 2 – History of the Lakes El Segundo
Page 3 – The Lakes RFP Task Force Scoring
Page 4 – #1. Topgolf/CenterCal Proposal
Page 5 – #2. Drive Shack El Segundo Proposal
Page 6 – #3. Billy Casper Golf Proposal
Page 7 – #4. Flying Tee Golf Proposal
Page 8 – #5. Sanford Ventures Proposal (Amphitheater, “Segundo Park”)
Page 9 – #6. CSC Golf/TGA Premier Golf Proposal
Page 10 – #7. Kemper Sports Proposal
Page 11 – #8. Touchstone Golf Proposal
Page 12 – #9. Lane Donovan Golf Partners Proposal