Springfield, Illinois, March 1, 2019 — The Springfield City Council on Thursday voted to approve a $8.2 million grant to build a $1.2 billion public golf course at Springfield’s Springfield Golf and Country Club.
The $8 million grant, which was awarded to the city’s Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Department, is a $7.4 million grant in 2017, according to the City Council.
The project will include a clubhouse, clubhouse-themed gardens, a dining facility, and a pavilion.
Council members voted 4-3 to approve the grant to Springfield for the Springfield Parks and Recreation and Cultural Heritage Program.
Mayor Brian Smith said the Springfields golf course will be a major part of Springfields “New Generation of Recreation” strategy.
“The city has made a commitment to help people to enjoy and use our facilities as part of their daily lives,” Smith said in a news release.
“I am grateful to the Mayor’s Office for making this commitment, and am proud to be a part of this project.”
The city will provide $8,800,000 for the project through its Parks, Rec and Historic Heritage Program and $1,000,000 from a special fund dedicated to preservation.
The project will be completed in 2022.