Leslie Harris here, and I’m not much for golf, but golf increased in popularity during the pandemic. That makes sense, because people were looking for things they could do outside. The popularity of golf has only increased since then, and a golf course in DuPage is looking at major renovations.
The Maple Meadows golf course in Wood Dale is operated by the DuPage Forest preserve, and commissioners have given the go-ahead for a master plan for the renovations.
It is one of the more reasonably priced clubs in the area, but there are drainage and infrastructure issues.
Some of the proposed amendments include reducing the size and number of bunkers, and making the course more environmentally friendly with larger natural areas.
Now the board must decide whether or not to proceed with the project, which would cost close to $10 million. Plans could be drawn up next year, with construction starting in 2025 or 2026.
Have you golfed at Maple Meadows? If so what is your opinion of the course and this project? Let me know in the Facebook comments.