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Weather closes Forest Preserve golf courses

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In my article, Forest Preserve Golf has a December special for Chick Evans Golf Course, I wrote that seven, Forest Preserve Golf courses will be open during the winter months. The caveat was that they would be open weather permitting. On Dec. 9, snow on fairways, teeing grounds and cart paths closed specific golf courses.

On Dec. 8 at around noon, snow began to fall in Chicago. By the time that the snow stopped falling late Sunday evening, most areas had at least two inches. (I doubt that any golfers were playing while the snow was falling.)

On Dec. 8, it was cold outside! Daytime temperatures were in around 26 degrees. Nighttime temperatures were around 16 degrees.

Billy Caldwell Golf Course, Chick Evans Golf Course, George Dunne National Golf Course, Highland Woods Golf Course, Indian Boundary Golf Course, Joe Louis Golf Course and Meadowlark Golf Course would have been open on Dec. 9, if there was not any snow on the golf courses. If this snow quickly melts, and temperatures rise into the upper 30s or low 40s, these courses will open, and golfers will be able to play. Although winter has not officially arrived, golfers may play using winter rules.

Cog Hill Golf & Country Club never closes. On Dec. 8 and Dec. 9, it is possible that some golfers were playing their courses. (Cog Hill Golf & Country Club is at 12294 Archer Avenue in Lemont, Ill.) In late December or early January, this facility has an Eskimo Open. Cog Hill’s driving range is open every day whether it is sunny or cloudy, rainy or snowy, warm or cold.


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