Are you a fan of Highland Park Golf Course? Get ready for some exciting news! The city of Cleveland has selected the Highland Park Golf Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit, to lead the revitalization, operations, and management of the historic Highland Park Golf Course. The city plans to introduce legislation to enter into a Qualified Management Agreement with the Foundation on January 23rd.
So, what can we expect from the Highland Park Golf Foundation’s plan?
- Honoring the course’s heritage and legacy while maintaining its historic 36 holes
- A commitment to Cleveland residents to maintain and expand affordable access to golf
- Contracting with Troon, a world-class course operator which manages over 750 courses worldwide and 140 municipal courses in the U.S. This includes operating five courses within the U.S. that host PGA, LPGA, or Senior PGA tournaments.
- A 5-year timeline to make course and clubhouse improvements, build a driving range, construct a chipping and putting center, become certified in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, and host a dedication ceremony of the revitalized course by its 100th year celebration in 2028
- Minimal interruption to course play during the improvements
Cleveland’s Chief Operating Officer Bonnie Teeuwen added, “We feel confident that the Highland Park Golf Foundation’s passion for the course, in partnership with Troon’s expertise across the country, will result in an elevated golf experience at affordable prices for Clevelanders. We believe it will also ultimately help the City’s bottom line.”
So, get ready to tee off at a revitalized and historic Highland Park Golf Course!