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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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Great Parks is celebrating Women’s Golf all month long! Women’s Golf Month is supported by the PGA and celebrates golf as a year-long sport and recreation for women. More than 135,000 people nationwide have been introduced or re-introduced to the game of golf over the past five years during Women’s Golf Month, which premiered in […]

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“Whack!” The golf ball flies from the tee in an effortless traverse through the air, willed by the club holder to find a straight and true path to the hole. But it is not to be. Instead, the ball lands in a swath of prairie, flushing out a small cloud of golden, winged creatures. American […]

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Our oldest golf course is receiving a bit of a face lift in time for its 75th birthday. Operations staff removed a sand trap on the left fairway of the 14th hole, reshaping and contouring the area to be a grass-covered swale and hollow.   On the right side of the fairway, two sand bunkers […]

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