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Park District Head Answering Questions About Golf Course Redesign Monday

By Sam Cholke | January 6, 2017 8:27am
 Chicago Park District Superintendent Michael Kelly is expected at the Jackson Park Advisory Council meeting to answer questions about combining the Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses.
Chicago Park District Superintendent Michael Kelly is expected at the Jackson Park Advisory Council meeting to answer questions about combining the Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses.
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HYDE PARK — Chicago Park District Superintendent Michael Kelly is expected to outline plans for a $30 million renovation of the Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses at Monday’s Jackson Park Advisory Council meeting.

Tiger Woods’ TGR Design is leading the renovation of the two golf courses into a single course capable of hosting PGA Tour events.

The new course is expected to be integrated into the grounds of Barack Obama’s presidential library, and faces design hurdles like getting golfers over South Shore Drive, which currently divides the two courses.

Monday’s meeting will be the first chance for many who live near the course to ask questions about the plans to consolidate the nine-hole South Shore Golf Course and the 18-hole Jackson Park Golf Course into one 18-hole course.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Jackson Park field house, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave.

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