comscore Proposed golf course at Obama Library draws criticism | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Proposed golf course at Obama Library draws criticism

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Former president Barack Obama played golf on Wednesday at Mid-Pacific Country Club. Chicago residents aren’t happy with a proposed golf course at the Obama Presidential Center.

CHICAGO >> Not everybody liked the idea about the proposed golf course at the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago’s Jackson Park.

WMAQ-TV in Chicago reports that the proposal came under fire Saturday at the second of three planned public meetings on the initial proposal for the park, with a number of speakers saying they didn’t like the idea of emphasizing golf at the expense of the park’s athletic fields, hiking trails and other features of the proposal.

The meeting came a few days after the public unveiling of a proposal to take two existing courses and turn them into an 18-hold championship course designed by golfing great Tiger Woods.

A third meeting is scheduled for Tuesday night at La Rabida Children’s Hospital.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature
Comments (0)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Scroll Up