The star athlete, who has already designed six courses, expressed excitement about the new $30 million project. He said in a statement, “This project can create incredible possibilities for the community on the South Side. We want to design a course that everyone will enjoy.”
Chicagoans can expect Woods and his team to break ground Spring 2017, with the whole public 18-hole championship course to be ready by 2020. The course may include either a short course or par-3 course, as well as offer discounted tee times for local residents, writes the news outlet:
The Jackson Park/South Shore course will stretch to between 7,300 and 7,600 yards, with plans for a tee shot over the beach just east of the South Shore Cultural Center.
“The course will have tremendous shot values, which is obviously very important to Tiger,” said [NBC/Golf Channel Analyst Mark] Rolfing, who spearheaded the project and will lead the CPGA. “This will be his first design that gets tested in competition; what his colleagues and peers think will be important to him.”
And on Dec. 18, Mayor Rahm Emanuel will also announce the new Chicago Parks Golf Alliance (CPGA), a nonprofit “charged with improving Chicago Park District courses and golf facilities, expanding youth golf programs and, most significantly, raising money to make the Jackson Park/South Shore project a reality.”
Woods recently unveiled his most recent golf course in Mexico, reported Golf.com.