The following release was provided by the Glenview Park District.
As part of the Glenview Park District’s 2010-2013 strategic plan initiative to enhance the experience at its facilities and parks, on Monday, Sept. 24 the Park Board made final approvals necessary to begin construction of a brand new 2,600 square foot golf clubhouse facility. The old trailer will be completely demolished.
“The National 9 trailer has always been considered a temporary clubhouse over the past eleven years and has seen the end of its useful life,” said Chuck Balling, Executive Director at the Glenview Park District.
The project is expected to be completed in April, 2013, bringing the Glenview community a much needed permanent facility that will enhance the golfing experience while meeting a new demand for paddle tennis. This is a first-of-its kind facility combining the two sports that will be utilized year round.
The Board of Commissioners wanted a facility that would be utilized year round so the new facility will also have a paddle tennis area.
As a result of the construction starting on Sept. 24, the National 9 Golf Club will close for the 2012 golfing season at dusk on Sunday, September 23. Special arrangements have been made for the National 9 golfers at Glenview Park Golf Club. National 9 golfers are invited to play at the 18 hole Glenview Park Golf Club located at 800 Shermer Road, and will receive the following special preferential accommodations:
- National 9 Punch Card holders will have their punch cards honored for 9 hole rounds of golf at Glenview Park anytime Monday through Thursday and during Twilight hours on weekends (Fri.-Sun.)
- Playback Awards members can show their “National 9 Playback Awards” cards at Glenview Park and receive the best rate available seven days a week.
“We are very excited to bring the Glenview community a much anticipated new golf clubhouse that will be utilized year round,” said Cheryl Deom, Superintendent of Special Facilities at Glenview Park District. “This is the perfect marriage between two sports since they are played outdoors during opposite seasons.”
The Park District held several focus groups and conducted research to understand what our residents would want from a newly constructed facility. Some of the highlights of the all-in-one facility are that it will offer both food and beverage for purchase, a beautiful deck overlooking the ninth hole for spectators to relax and watch their fellow golfers wrap up their game, and four ground level paddle tennis courts with exceptional viewing for spectators.
This key initiative is part of the Park District’s 2010-2013 Strategic Plan. The plan is developed every three years with input from residents, Glenview Park District Board members and staff. Public bids for the project were opened on August 30, 2012, and construction of the golf course clubhouse and four paddle tennis courts was awarded by the Park Board to Valenti Builders based in Northfield, for a guaranteed maximum price of $2,222,000.
To learn more about Paddle Tennis, visit the American Platform Tennis Association website at www.platformtennis.org.
For more information or to book a tee time at the Glenview Park Golf Club, please call 847-724-0250 or visit www.golfglenview.com.