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Join us on our Facebook page Mondays through Fridays at 10 a.m. for a live video with Great Parks staff. Nature Interpreter Allyson is looking for birdies on the golf course. Not they type of birdies that fly, that is! Follow along as we play a few holes and learn some of the science behind golf.

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A golf ball with the Great Park logo and the name Shawnee Lookout on it sits in the green.

A Final Farewell

All, On the Green

As we enter the final month of golf at Shawnee Lookout, we would like to thank everyone who has been part of the course’s history. First, a special thank-you to all of the golfers who have made Shawnee Lookout their home course for many years. Many of you grew up playing the course as a […]

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A landscape view of Shawnee Lookout Golf Course

June 16, 2019, marks 40 years since Shawnee Lookout Golf Course opened. Astronaut Neil Armstrong was among seven individuals to hit the first golf balls to open the course – 10 years after he was the first man to walk on the moon. Opening day had some challenges, like when the pump house shut down, […]

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Shawnee Lookout Golf Course

40 Years of Golf

All, On the Green

40 years may seem like an eternity to some or the blink of an eye for others. No matter if you feel it hasn’t been that long or you haven’t been around for that many decades just yet, this year marks a landmark in Great Parks’ history at Shawnee Lookout. April 1, 2019 marks the […]

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Before the cold weather settled in, Great Parks was busy aerifying the putting greens at both Winton Woods golf courses. Aerification is a cultivation process where soil and/or thatch is removed from the surface without destroying the turf. It’s typically viewed as a burden to golfers by disrupting the playability of the putting surface. But […]

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Golf course greens aerification relieves soil compaction, reduces thatch and improves soil composition. Since greens are cut so short, a healthy root system is imperative to maintaining healthy turf. The aerification process creates a means of transporting water, air and nutrients to the roots which promotes healthy turf. Although necessary, golf course aerification is a […]

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