Twenty-two of the 36 courses operated by government agencies in suburban Chicago combined to lose $3.3 million in their most recent audit years, a “watchdog” report from the Arlington Heights (Ill.) Daily Herald showed. The other 14 combined to turn a $2.2 million profit, mainly through banquet or restaurant operations.
A majority of the work is scheduled to be complete by mid-December and an opening date is tentatively scheduled for June 2015.
The park district had been seeking a zoning variation that would allow the club’s proposed 75-foot net, which was part of a planned $6 million renovation. Officials argued that the netting would prevent golf balls from leaving the facility and potentially damaging neighboring properties, but neighbors were generally opposed to the plan for aesthetic reasons.