Newman GC

Greens expansion and drainage plan

Greens expansion and drainage plan

Peoria Park District, Illinois  A long-term renovation plan for this 18-hole municipal course, prepared in 2014 by Lohmann Golf Designs, got underway in Spring 2015 with improvements to the course’s greens, which have been a cause of concern in recent times, particularly during the hot summer months.  To help improve conditions, internal drainage capacity was improved and surfaces expanded to provide more space for varied pinning and to help spread wear.  Many holes also suffer from major drainage issues, and a new mainline drainage system will be installed in the future, with laterals introduced to the adjacent fairways to capture water.  LGD’s senior architect, Todd Quitno, stated: “We feel there is a great opportunity to make improvements at Newman that will attract a wider array of golfers, including more highly-skilled players. We believe it starts with rectifying the issue with the greens, the number one asset on any golf course, then turning our attention to improvements on the tees, bunkers and drainage with the hopes of restoring the facility to local championship glory. The hope is that Newman can ultimately cater to every golfer type, from beginner to scratch, while preserving the traditional character that makes it a hallmark facility for valued, long-standing patrons like the city’s Progressive League.”
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