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Obama Library-Adjacent, Tiger Woods-Designed Golf Course Facing Substantial Challenges

It might have been assumed that the names Tiger Woods and Barack Obama would open doors on the South Side of Chicago. Questions about the former president's vision for the South Side persist.
December 21, 2017, 2pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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A year after news about a new golf course, designed by Tiger Woods at the behest of former President Barack Obama, the project has made little progress.

Teddy Greenstein provides a status update on the project—according to a source on the inside circle of the project, the new golf course is beset by bureaucratic delays. Greenstein lists the many challenges facing the course, including opposition from locals concerned about the potential price of a new course designed and developed by such a star-studded array.

One of the largest challenges for the gold course, according to Greenstein, is the priority granted to the Obama Presidential Center, "being constructed potentially within steps of the first tee at the yet-to-be-named golf course." 

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Published on Monday, December 18, 2017 in Chicago Tribune
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