Libertyville Golf Course is a Public, 9 hole, par-3, golf course located in Libertyville, Illinois.
The course first opened for play in 1940. The course was designed by Leonard Macomber
This is considered by some to be the most challenging par 3 course around. The fairways are open, but there are a few trees scattered around the course. The terrain is fairly flat and there are some sand bunkers that can alter your shots. The Des Plaines River comes into play on four holes.
Blue tees: par-27, 1.205 yards.
Red tees: par-27, 1.033 yards.
Below is a Jan 14, 2013 article is from .... http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130114/news/701149837/
New operator for Libertyville golf course will replace greens and tees with a synthetic surface
By Mick Zawislak
After more than 30 years operating a 9-hole golf course through its parks department, Libertyville officials have decided to cut their losses in an arrangement that will bring a new concept to the Par 3 layout along the Des Plaines River.
A 10-year lease with BCS Golf LLC, with an option for another 10 years, is the answer to an ongoing issue that appeared to have no good solution.
The new operator plans to replace the greens and tee boxes with a high-quality artificial surface. It will also introduce a short game academy and putting studio to help those who want to learn and hone the games of experienced players.
Under the agreement, BCS will pay the village $20,000 per year, with the village receiving a percentage of any gross revenues over $850,000. The additional 10-year option is for $25,000 a year.
Wanting to keep open what is considered a valuable amenity, but faced with an annual deficit that has averaged about $83,500 the past several years, village leaders had few options and considered closing the course. Continuing losses have been an issue as village leaders have been cutting expenses the past few years in a tough economy.
The number of rounds played plunged from a high of 13,298 in 2003 to 4,214 in 2011. To eliminate the deficit, the cost for residents to play a round would have needed to increase from $10 to about $30.
Below is a Jul 25, 2016 article is from .... https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/libertyville/news/ct-lbr-restore-riverside-park-golf-course-tl-0728-20160725-story.html
Libertyville has retaken possession of the shuttered nine-hole golf course at Riverside Park, village officials are researching the costs associated with restoring the greens and completing other needed updates.
Libertyville signed a 10-year lease with private company BCS Golf Group in 2013, but village meeting minutes indicate the company hadn't paid rent since September 2014.
The course closed in 2016
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