Cedar Rapids, Iowa’s other three municipal courses will stay open, but the city announced that the Jones course, which has only had nine holes open for only eight days since early September, would be closed nearly two months earlier than it was last year. The property sits on Prairie Creek and has seen 25 flood…
Jones Park GC to Keep All 18 Holes
A plan to transform the municipal Cedar Rapids, Iowa golf course’s layout into a nine-hole track with a driving range and four holes for instruction has been tabled after the public narrowly chose to keep the course as is. The course’s back nine is flood-prone due to nearby Prairie Creek, and floodwater has closed a portion of the course 19 times since it was converted to 18 holes in 2001.
Cedar Rapids May Take Jones Park GC Back to its Roots
The course, one of four municipals in the Iowa city, was converted from nine to 18 holes in 2000-2001—but because of persistent flood damage, the city is now thinking of reverting to a premier USGA 9-hole layout and adding a small par-3 “Academy Course” and driving range.