29 Oct '16, 12am

One Chicago-area golf course is changing the landscape of "a round of golf."

“That’s the biggest difference, but I don’t think people have noticed that as much,” Govern said about the bunker removal. “Because so many bunkers were out of play and so many of them were small, Mike did a good job of combining some and then mounding others into the course itself. It makes the course more appealing, and the bunkers are slightly more prominent.” Al Bevers, the golf course maintenance supervisor, is a big fan of the renovation and specifically the new greens. “The green design and subtle breaks that were put into them are fantastic,” he said. “There’s plenty of break and speed in them, but they aren’t ridiculous.” After its $2.4 million course renovation and $400,000 clubhouse makeover, Arlington Lakes reopened on July 1, 2016. Govern reports that, since the reopening, “98 percent of the feedback from players has been positive.” Between 500 and 600 rounds ...

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