A new chapter to the Elwood Golf Links will begin in June of 2019. The original nine, dating back to 1924 will once again become a part of the golf community in Elwood. Once this nine is restored, the Elwood Golf Links will be an 18-hole public golf facility. Everyone is welcome!
On August 6th, 2018, the Elwood Redevelopment Corporation and the Elwood City Council approved the restoration of the original nine. Cohoat and O’Neal Management Corp. is responsible for the restoration of the original nine holes in coordination with the ERC and Mayor Todd Jones.
As of this article, the original nine has seen a lot of work completed over the past two months. The fairways look like fairways again, the irrigation has been restored and is totally operational, the trees on the golf course property have been pruned and will present a nice look for the property and for the golfers. The tee boxes have also been re-established.
The greens on the golf course have been re-seeded and are currently in the growing stage of their restoration process.
The plan is to have a grand opening on or before June 1, 2019. We know that many of the citizens of Elwood and surrounding communities are very anxious to see the original nine brought back to playing conditions. It is where many lifetime memories were established, and it represents a vital historical component to the City of Elwood. As people drive to the City (off State Road 37 and on State Road 13) the original nine will present a wonderful first impression to the City as visitors and others drive past this beautiful piece of property.