Tim Govern, Golf Operations Manager at the Arlington Heights Park District talked about course improvements and changes at Arlington Lakes, a 90 acre, 18-hole, par-68 course covering 5,360 yards.   He described significant renovations to the course affecting such things as improvements in speed and flow of play, bunkers (fewer), water features, Tees (additional), club house and layout.  For more about Arlington Lakes, click http://www.ahpd.org/parks/facility-details/?fid=3
 

The course is at 1211 S. New Wilke Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005 and operates dawn to dusk.  Phone: 847-577-3030.  Tim can be reached at 847-577-3032 and tgovern@ahpd.org .   For additional information about the renovations see More...

 

Master Plan Highlights:

Bunkers:

  • Eliminate all unnecessary bunkers and reconstruct remaining bunkers
  • Improved quality of sand and better drainage
  • Fewer bunkers translate into an improved pace of play and a better golfing experience

Tees:

  • Level and rebuild all tee complexes
  • Add new Junior/family tees to promote new golfer development

Cart Paths:

  • Add continuous cart paths throughout course
  • Allow carts on course even after excessive rain

Greens:

  • Reshaping #4, #6, #9, #11, #13, #16, #17, #18 and practice green
  • Expanding putting surfaces to original intended size

Clubhouse:

  • Expanded patio area to accommodate more guests
  • Adding an outdoor bar and grill type atmosphere
  • Relocation of golf cart staging area

Course Routing:

  • Flip nines to allow for 3 and 6-hole rounds during certain times
  • Reconstruct holes #16 and #18 improving accessibility and aesthetics
[the above comments are from the AHPD website course renovation page, http://www.ahpd.org/capital-improvements/algc-renovation/ ]