DUPAGE MOVES FORWARD WITH PRESERVE’S CLUBHOUSE

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THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy. On the Preserve’s 2nd tee box.

This past week I made a return visit to the Preserve at Oak Meadows in Addison, and found the golf course in great condition.

But if there is one thing missing at the new Preserve, it’s a new clubhouse. The good news is that progress is being made by the DuPage County Forest Preserve District, that operates the golf course.

Earlier this year, the DCFPD began working with architect Dan Wohlfeil on creating potential clubhouse designs.

Based on the initial drawings submitted by Wohlfeil, the DCFPD has elected to move forward to the next step with Wohlfeil which is completing the next level of drawings and planning.

Some of the drawings submitted by architect Dan Wohlfeil.

The next phases of developing the new clubhouse at the Preserve are, not only  reviewing costs, but getting all stages of planning and permitting done.

These next stages and subsequent approvals that will be needed by the board, will run through 2018.

The DuPage County Forest Preserve District is hopeful that construction can begin in 2019, with the new clubhouse opening for business in 2020.

The new clubhouse will be built on the area of the old Oak Meadows and Elmhurst CC clubhouse location, but there will be other changes in the area where the current pro shop stands. For more information follow DuPagegolf.com.

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About Rory Spears

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.