Revitalization Underway for Grand Rapids Golf Course
September 11, 2015
Alger Heights area golfers, time to polish those clubs! The Indian Trails Golf Course located just outside the neighborhood limits at Kalamazoo and 28th Street is slated to undergo a $2.7 million facelift – part of a citywide revitalization investment plan.
The golf course, which dates back to 1928, has proved successful as a self-sustaining business over the past couple of years, but is admittedly tired and showing obvious signs of its age. Indian Trails business owners and the City Parks and Recreation Department will partner to spruce up the golf course using dollars from the city’s Transformation Investment Fund, an income-tax-generated fund developed several years back as part of a strategy to to help Grand Rapids grow and develop into an exciting and self-sustaining city. The fund was approved by Grand Rapids voters in 2010, and significant revenue is expected to generate from the facelift project, to include construction of a much-needed driving range, replacement of the maintenance building, club house renovations and a new parking lot. Indian Trails will remain an 18 hole golf course but will change from a par 68 to 65.
An open house will be held at the Indian Trails clubhouse on Monday, September 14, at 7:00 p.m. to give residents the chance to offer input and get a sneak peek and some of the plans in the works.
One thing’s for certain though – Alger Heights residents will soon have a beautiful, bustling local golf course to add to their long list of area lifestyle perks!
Gear up, Grand Rapids golfers!