Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Contract with Global Golf, Inc.

The contractor was awarded a 20-year license agreement to provide services related to the golf and tennis facilities at Bethpage State Park on Long Island. As part of the agreement, the contractor is required to pay the State a monthly fee based on its gross concession revenues and to contribute a certain amount toward capital improvements at the Park. We examined whether the contractor was complying with the terms of the license agreement. We found indications that the contractor was not paying the full amount due in monthly fees, and determined that the contractor had not contributed to capital improvements as required. In addition, because of the poor internal controls over the concession operations, State officials cannot rely on the sales revenues reported by the contractor. We recommend that the internal controls be strengthened and funds be recovered from the contractor to pay for certain State-funded capital improvements that were made at the Park. We also recommend that the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation monitor the contractor more closely.

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