The Green At Grant Park Spells Success For Synthetic Turf

The Green at Grant Park on the lakefront in downtown Chicago is reporting excellent results for its first full summer of operation. The concept has been a big hit with both tourists and office workers in the downtown Chicago area. Over 13,500 rounds were played on the 18-hole course in its first summer of operation. In addition, more than 41,000 meals were served at the grill-style restaurant, another integral part of the complex.

The Green at Grant Park is an 18-hole Putting Course, installed by Players Turf, which features a unique and challenging layout that is fun for everyone from the beginning golfer to the experienced, avid player. Each hole has been designed to produce the same subtleties & character that make putting arguably the most exciting (and sometimes the most character-building!) part of the game. The success of The Green at Grant Park is attributable to creating a unique urban experience combining an advanced 18-hole putting course utilizing state-of-the-art synthetic turf, with botanic garden type pathways, and an outdoor full service restaurant. All set against panoramas of the Chicago city skyline. The outdoor restaurant features relaxed garden patio dining and Classic American fare, as well as a variety of catering options for recreational leagues, corporate outings, charity & other special events.

“We have been extremely pleased with our traffic during our first summer season”, said Tom Fitzgerald, President of The Green at Grant Park. “Our customers have truly enjoyed the experience of playing a challenging putting course that has the playability and realism of natural turf greens. The quality of the greens, as installed by Players Turf, has been a key element in our success this year.”

“The Green at Grant Park is an exciting and innovative concept utilizing state-of-the-art synthetic turf installation to provide a unique entertainment experience in an attractive downtown urban setting”, said Ray Sever, president and founder of Players Turf. “We’re very pleased to have been the selected provider to design and install the 18-hole putting course for this project.”

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