Sugar Creek Restoration Project begins October 3, golf course to reopen in spring 2023

  • Sugar Creek Restoration Project

The Sugar Creek restoration project at Sugar Creek Golf Course will begin Monday, October 3. During the project, the golf course will be closed and unplayable. The project is currently scheduled to be completed in spring 2023. The driving range will still be open.

Sugar Creek Golf Course draws its name from the creek which runs through the property. The creek is an extremely valuable resource that provides open space, aquatic habitat, flood storage, runoff conveyance and recreational opportunities for Elmhurst Park District and Villa Park residents, which own the golf course jointly.

Unfortunately, shoreline erosion, sediment deposit accumulations and degraded water quality have compromised the value of the water resource. Ignoring these issues may result in additional irrigation costs if the current source fails and the closing or altering of up to five holes due to unsafe shorelines.

The upcoming restoration project will seek to remedy these issues and preserve the resource. The Sugar Creek Restoration Project was approved to move forward at the Monday, June 27 Park Board Meeting. About 50% of the project will be funded through grants from the DuPage County Water Quality Improvement Program and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The other 50% of funding will come equally from Sugar Creek Golf Course, the Village of Villa Park and Elmhurst Park District.

To learn more about the project, please visit the Future Focus: Parks page.