Arlington-hating Del. Tim Hugo (R) really really wants to help out a couple country clubs/golf courses in Arlington, by screwing residents of Arlington out of $1.5 million per year in tax revenue. Why? Hard to say, as these clubs are profitable, while their officers make a shit-ton of $$$. See below for recent, publicly available reports on Washington Golf & Country Club and the Army-Navy Country Club. It’s kinda hard to feel sorry for wealthy country clubs (total assets at Washington Golf & Country Club = $37 million) that pay their “Director of Tennis” $293k, their “Green Superintendent” $229k, their “General Manager” $324k, their “Tennis Pro” $150k, their CFO $190k, etc. Personally, I’d rather spend the $1.5 million per year these guys would save if Del. Hugo’s bill passes on stuff like Arlington’s public school teachers, but hey, that’s just me…
P.S. Can someone please explain to me how these poor, poor country clubs are being “overtaxed?” Especially when they are sitting on prime, super-valuable real estate?
Washington Golf & Country Club