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Cedar Rapids Consides Changing 18 Hole Golf Course To 9 Holes

THE CITY OF CEDAR RAPIDS IS PROPOSING TO SHRINK THE FLOOD-PRONE, 18 HOLE JONES GOLF COURSE INTO A "PREMIERE" U-S-G-A NINE-HOLE COURSE AND "TOP LEVEL" PROFESIONAL GOLF ASSOCIATION "LEARNING CENTER."

THE CITY ESTIMATES THE TRANSFORMATION WILL COST JUST UNDER 12 THOUSAND DOLLARS, AS OPPOSED TO THE NEARLY 32 GRAND IT WOULD COST TO RESTORE ALL 18 HOLES AFTER THE FLOODING EARLIER THIS YEAR. THE NEW LAY-OUT WOULD ALSO INCLUDE A THREE-HOLD, PAR 3 "ACADEMY COURSE," A FOURTH HOLE FOR INSTRUCTION, A NEW DRIVING RANGE AND AN EXPANDED PUTTING GREEN. ONLY 3 COMPLETE HOLES AND THE FAIRWAY OF A FOURTH WOULD BE IN THE FLOOD PLAIN OF PRAIRIE CREEK. THE CITY WILL HOLD OPEN HOUSES AT THE JONES CLUBHOUSE ON WEDNESDAY TO DISCUSS THE POTENTIAL CHANGES. JONES WAS A 9 HOLE COURSE BEFORE IT'S RENOVATION IN 2001.

 

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