Golf course exits PIP: Membership kick-off March 18 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
By Matt Decker
Assistant editor
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With its successful turnaround complete in 2016, U.S. Army Installation Command has taken Piney Valley Golf Course off its Performance Improvement Plan for underperforming  facilities.

Now plans are being implemented to keep the course successful in 2017 and for many years to come, according to Gary Groff, PVGC manager.

“Now we have to keep it up,” Groff said. “And we rely on the continued support from the  community.”

Groff said the key factor in getting off the PIP was the profit the golf course made during the 2016 fiscal year — to the tune of $24,000 — by controlling expenses and generating more money through new programming.

One of the most popular new additions last year was free golf lessons for service members, which helped generate interest in the course and the game of golf itself. Those lessons will definitely be back this year, Groff said. 

PVGC uses the honor system to provide its facilities during winter hours. Photo by Matt Decker
“Due to popular demand, we will offer free lessons to all active-duty Soldiers on Saturday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m., starting May 13,” Groff said.

Another key date for the golf course is March 18, when Piney Valley’s annual Membership Sale kicks off.

“You can receive a 10-percent discount if you pay in full for your membership any time during the month of March, or a 5-percent discount if you sign up anytime in April,” Groff said. “If you sign up on March 18, you will be eligible for a drawing for a free single membership.”

Currently, the course is operating on winter hours. While the clubhouse is closed and carts are not yet available, golfers can still play using the honor system. Winter fees are $5 for nine holes or $10 for 18 holes. Greens fees can be made at the honor box on the first tee on Hole 1.

Piney Valley Golf Course is located at 18694 FLW 26 on Fort Leonard Wood. The course is open to the public.

For more information about the golf course, call the clubhouse at 573.329.4770 or visit

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 March 2017 )