SARASOTA (SNN TV) May 25, 2023 - Like my golf scores, the price to complete the renovations at Sarasota's Bobby Jones Golf Club is getting higher instead of lower.

Last week, Sarasota city commissioners heard a construction proposal to consider an investment of up to $9 million for the new clubhouse at the city-owned golf club. Originally, the plan was to  spend less than $2.5 million for the clubhouse and cart barn, but apparently now the prevailing thought is, "Go big or go home."

According to "The Observer," a bigger and better clubhouse could push what was a $19 million plan up to nearly $30 million. Going big would make the course be more competitive with other golf courses and maximize the value of the course and other new amenities.