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Woods’ proposed Chicago design gains support

CHICAGO, IL July 21, 2017 – Previously, at a January 27, 2017 meeting of the Jackson Park Advisory Council’s Golf Course Committee, the committee stated its “consensus that the new golf course could bring prestige, status and new economic benefits to the community.” Given new information from the conceptual golf course design proposal, the committee reconvened on Monday July 17, 2017.  Following the meeting, JPAC Golf Course Committee Chairman, Mr. Jerry Levy stated the following:


“Based on the community engagement efforts of the Chicago Park District and Chicago Parks Golf Alliance, it is the consensus of the committee to continue its support of the proposal to combine the Jackson Park and South Shore Golf Courses.  The conceptual plans by Tiger Woods’ TGR Design propose features to attract recreational golfers; while also offering potential to bring marquis professional, junior and amateur events to Jackson Park.  Committee members also cited noticeably increased activity among golfers of all ages at the courses during Summer 2017.  The committee’s support remains conditioned upon adherence to previously stated requirements: continued open access to the public; reduced fees for Chicago residents, including discounted pricing for seniors and free golf for juniors age 17 and younger; as well as following ecological standards in construction, maintenance and operations.  The committee also calls upon the Chicago Park District and Chicago Parks Golf Alliance to continue collaboration with longtime golfers and non-golfing neighborhood stakeholders as design proposals are refined.  In conclusion, based upon current information, the committee reaffirms its consensus that the proposed golf course will bring prestige, status, and new economic benefits to the community and will be a major asset to Jackson Park.”


About Jackson Park Advisory Council

Founded in 1983, Jackson Park Advisory Council (JPAC) is the body that monitors the park, represents the community and advises the Chicago Park District. We hold the district accountable for stewardship and preserve the park’s historic character and special natural areas. We also represent all park users and communities while seeking to reach the park’s highest potential.  More information is available at:


Jerry Levy, Jackson Park Advisory Council, Golf Course Committee Chairman


About Chicago Parks Golf Alliance

The Chicago Parks Golf Alliance is a diverse coalition of community, civic and golf industry leaders helping the Chicago Park District re-imagine its golf facilities.  Our mission is to promote affordable and accessible public golf with expanded youth programs, while restoring the historic recreational assets the 100+ year old courses at South Shore and Jackson Park provide to the entire community.  For more information, please visit:


Brian Hogan, Chicago Parks Golf Alliance, Co-Founder & Director