Located at the corner of Central and New Wilke roads, the Arlington Lakes Golf Club (ALGC) sits on a large piece of land that was once apart of the WWII airfield and the Cold War-era Nike Missile base. The 90-acre course is the product of a citizen-driven effort that acquired the parcel of land from the US Navy in 1976.
In the winter cross-country skiers often took advantage of the rolling landscape to tune up their techniques.
In January of 2015, the Park Board of Commissioners voted to proceed with the first major renovation of the ALGC since opening its doors in 1979. In June of 2015, architect, Michael Benkusky, finally broke ground on the year long project. Some of the major renovations included: expanding the clubhouse, reducing the area of sand by 65%, removing diseased and over grown trees while adding new healthy ones, and offering more gameplay options players such as a 3 and 6 hole options.
LASTLY, be sure to pick up your Arlington Club Soda from the clubhouse as the ALGC is one of the few locations outside of the museum selling the original soda.
Peter Brady was caught enjoying the day by Harold Photographer Dave Tonge in 1982.
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