Bridges of Poplar Creek
Hoffman Estates, Illinois The new-look Poplar Creek Country Club re-opened in the Spring of 2011 after an extensive flood remediation and re-branding effort. Three entire fairways were lifted out of the flood plain and an extensive system of ponds was added for vastly increased water retention. The bigger, more visible water hazards create interesting risk-reward shots, and are edged with wetland plantings to improve filtering capabilities.
Original architects: Dick Nugent and Ken Killian (1975)