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The city of Aurora Illinois, has announced that it’s Fox Valley Golf Club will be closing for the 2015 golf season on Sunday November 1st.

The golf club will not be reopening in 2016 or beyond.

The club located on Rt.25 has been a home for golfers for over 4 decades. It was annexed to North Aurora over 20 years ago.

In recent years the aging infrastructure of the property was requiring more than 1 million dollars to keep going, it would take even more money to keep the club operating.

As a result, earlier in 2015 the city voted unanimously to sell the course to Odawa Development LLC, for 5 million dollars.

“The City of Aurora and the golf staff would like to thank the patrons who have continued to support the Fox Valley Golf Club over the past 40 years,” said Jeff Schmidt, Aurora PGA Operations Manager.

For any golfers that would a final round or more in the final weeks of the club while in operation, there are special rates.

WEEKDAY 18 holes and cart $33.00, 18 holes and cart for Seniors $28.00, twilight 18 holes and cart is $28.00, regular super twilight and cart (after 4 PM) $22.00, 9 holes with cart $22.00. WEEKEND RATES 18 holes with cart $37.00, Mid-Day with cart $35.00, Twilight after 2 pm with cart $29.00, twilight after 4 pm $22.00.

Call the Fox Valley Golf Club at (630)-879-1030 to make your tee time.

To continue to enjoy golf in Aurora, please enjoy the architect Greg Martin renovation of Phillips Park, located at 1001 Hill Avenue. For more details on Phillips Park please visit online

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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 460 courses in 37 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.