Oak Meadows Golf Course Master Plan and Renovation, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, IL
ERA and the Golf Course Architect, Greg Martin, were selected by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County to prepare a Master Plan, preliminary engineering and final engineering / construction documents for the renovation of Oak Meadows Golf Course in Addison, IL. The existing golf course was experiencing repetitive damages due to flooding. The proposed improvements include reducing the number of holes from 27 to 18. The reduction in golf course holes allowed for restoration of Salt Creek and the hydrology to the areas immediately adjacent to the creek. Areas where hydrology is reintroduced included 25 acres of new wetland, 107 acres of new native upland restoration, and an additional 35 acre-feet of floodplain storage. Wetland hydrology is controlled via drain tiles and in-line valves within the drainage infrastructure of the course.