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Golf Courses & Golf Travel / Deeds and Weeds

Bolingbrook Blues

Bolingbrook Golf Club, the Chicago-area public course designed by Arthur Hills, has lost an average of $1.3 million a year since its opening in 2002, according to this Chicago Tribune report.  The article is a...
Sunday, 8/30/2009 at 10:00PM
Golf Digest Woman / Golf Digest Woman

The other Solheim Cup-the Ping Junior

Interest in women's golf this week is all about the Solheim Cup at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. However, there's another important competition taking place just 10 miles down the road. The Aurora...
Monday, 8/17/2009 at 6:07PM
News & Tours

Illinois coach Small comes up big at PGA of America's PNC

For the second time in five years, Illinois men's coach Mike Small has won the PGA of America's national championship for its rank-and-file members. A final-round 68 at Twin Warriors GC in Santa Ana Pueblo,...
Wednesday, 7/1/2009 at 8:41PM
Golf Courses & Golf Travel / Deeds and Weeds

'Multi member club' catching on in Chicago

When a slumping economy causes membership rolls at private golf clubs to drop, is there a solution besides shutting down? How about offering modified memberships without full benefits?That's the idea behind MM (for "multi-member") Players...
Monday, 5/25/2009 at 10:29AM
Golf Courses & Golf Travel / Deeds and Weeds

The Battle of Evergreen CC

This article in today's Chicago Tribune tells the interesting story about Anna Mae Ahern and Evergreen CC, which is located in the Chicago suburb of Evergreen Park. The course sits on 95 acres of land...
Thursday, 5/7/2009 at 3:30PM
Golf Courses & Golf Travel / Deeds and Weeds

Ravisloe Update: 'Someone had to fall'

Deeds & Weeds has already covered the story of Ravisloe CC, the 108-year-old suburban Chicago club that was sold to a local veterinarian and turned into a public facility this month after a catastrophic decline...
Thursday, 4/23/2009 at 11:13AM
Golf Courses & Golf Travel / Deeds and Weeds

The Man Who Saved Ravisloe

Last month we blogged about Ravisloe Country Club, a 108-year-old private club (whose course was at least partially designed by Donald Ross) in the Chicago suburb of Homewood. Forced to close because of declining membership,...
Monday, 3/23/2009 at 4:59PM
Golf Courses & Golf Travel / Deeds and Weeds

Illinois Club Reborn as Public Course

Ravisloe Country Club was a private golf club for 108 years. But it couldn't survive the recession of 2008-09. The facility, located in the Chicago suburb of Homewood, Ill., closed last Oct. 31, a victim...
Sunday, 3/1/2009 at 5:16PM
Golf Courses & Golf Travel / Deeds and Weeds

Tom Wargo's Course For Sale

Is the golf course market overbuilt? This well-researched, wide-ranging article in Friday's Chicago Tribune, while not making any sweeping pronouncements, makes a good case that it is. It cites numerous examples of the realities of...
Saturday, 2/7/2009 at 6:07AM
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