Bolingbrook's Best: Where is the Best Golf Course?

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All categories will remain open for voting until every category is voted on. Categories range from food and dining, to businesses and organizations to social media efforts and favorite personalities.

Today, we ask you where Bolingbrook's best golf course is.

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Tell us why you voted the way you did by leaving a comment below!

N/A October 20, 2011 at 04:42 PM
100% true. Very well stated, Peteee363. Thx
Emerson October 20, 2011 at 05:34 PM
The Golf Club is more than a golf course, it's our shining star. It's a beautiful center for weddings, a gathering place where the NHL displayed the Stanley Cup. It's value exceed that expressed on a ledger sheet. It's our Eiffel Tower. It's "arm candy" for the Village, and we love it!
bbrooksfinest October 20, 2011 at 06:53 PM
I like golf, I have played the course and I live in the village. The course (and clubhouse) was built with taxpayer money and it still costs me $80 to just play golf? The Mayor sold the village on this course as a "great place for families to enjoy the game of golf", unfortunately when my family wants to enjoy the game of golf we go to Naperbrook because going to the course that we help pay for as a family would cost me $250.00 a round.
Felix Greco October 22, 2011 at 01:25 AM
I play alot of golf during the Spring, Summer and Fall and at alot of courses throughout the southwestern suburbs-Bolingbrook Golf Club is by far the BEST one! Truly a gem among public golf courses. The Bolingbrook Golf Club facility is far superior to any club around. My wife and I got married there in 2009 and we still hear great things from people who attended the wedding about the club, food and ambiance.
N/A October 22, 2011 at 02:06 AM
Skip Bolingbrook Golf Course. It's way too expensive, and suffers from chronic losses since the doors opened. Not worth it. Try Boughton Ridge Golf Course/Ashbury. It's run by Bolingbrook Park District. I was there earlier today with friends. it cost each of us $11. Afterwards, we had chili and iced tea. The staff is very friendly, the environment is pleasant, and the prices were very reasonable. My only complaint: The 10% tax on food. Even still, I don't blame the Park District for that. The 1.5% penalty tax is Mayor Claar and Village Board's mistake.
Felix Greco October 22, 2011 at 07:00 PM
While I prefer Bolingbrook Golf Course, Boughton Ridge is another nice course we have in our community. Instead of trashing Bolingbrook Golf Course, I would much rather see the residents utilize both courses if they so desire. I think it is great we have some choices in Bolingbrook. You see, comments like Rhonda's seem to be a prevailing problem in our community-instead of working together to make things better, whether they be community programs, organizations or events, there is a small group of people who have failed at winning local elections, just because they want change for the sake of change. These same people would rather keep the community at odds and criticize the local leaders and offer no real concrete solutions to any perceived problems. When I look around at what a great place Bolingbrook is to live, shop and play, I find myself admiring the great job Mayor Claar and the various village board members have done over the years to make Bolingbrook the crown jewel of the southwestern suburbs. I will be the first to admit, I have been at odds with our current administration over certain issues, but I take the time to call village officials and ask questions, and guess what, because I am civil when I ask questions and not a lighting rod, I get answers. The public trashing of our local officials, businesses or community events on various blog sites or talk forums do not help the Village of Bolingbrook's image. Please consider what you are doing to all of us!
Felix Greco October 22, 2011 at 07:43 PM
Peteee363: perhaps you were way over your head when you bought your house with your mortgage to begin with. Maybe you bought too much of a house. The prices are adjusting themselves. Look I feel for you, but to keep Bolingbrook an attractive place to live, work and play, the local government has to do things to attract people. I could've bought a bigger home, but I bought what I knew I could afford and still live comfortably, make my mortgage and have money left over to invest. Perhaps, you are living way beyond your means. Blaming local officials is not the reason your housing prices are dropping. So why did you buy in Bolingbrook? What are your solutions?
N/A October 22, 2011 at 08:42 PM
Felix, you are more than welcome to try and "work with" the community, ride fences, hob knob with Claar, and remain blind to the financial issues plagueing our community. I happen to see things completely different, and I speak out about it. I am a fiscal conservative that want to see less government spending and waste. It's that simple. I don't want to be "friends" with these politicians, I simply want them to stop spending money. God has blessed me with a deep passion for fiscal conservatism. And I strongly believe the community is ripe for change. It's too bad you consider my comments "too negative". Luckily, I can find just as many people who support my cause.
N/A October 22, 2011 at 08:58 PM
Wow Felix, you seem to be making some really big assumptions. Did it ever occur to you, there are people in Bolingbrook that don't care for the local government? Why don't you take a look at the BB Patch Poll published last week. Over 200 people voted, and the majority of BB Patch readers view local government in a negative light. Those opposing local government policies are not two-headed monsters, high-risk homeowners (as implied in your posting), or negative people. We are decent people who happen to dislike excessive spending, and socialist policies. It's really that simple, so stop the name calling and get used to it.
charles October 22, 2011 at 09:23 PM
OMG! It was a simple non-scientific poll about golf courses. Quit turning everything into your personal political agenda! I just got done reading about how teachers should be ashamed of themselves for collecting a pension and/or living beyond a reasonable life expectancy and thought I'd calm my nerves a bit by reading about the wonderful golf courses here in town only to have my nerves "slaughtered" again! As a VVSD teacher, Bolingbrook resident, and golfer, it appears I picked the wrong day to read the Patch! Since you appear to seriously dislike everything about Bolingbrook and it's governing body, why don't you move?!
jaskie1505 October 22, 2011 at 10:32 PM
I'm not sure what the Golf Club has to do with the value of your home. The leaders of our village, and most villages, try to make their communities a viable entity for their residents. If your community is made up of nothing but residents with nothing to do, it would be boring. Communities try to do things that appeal to their residents. They encourage businesses to locate there, build recreational facilities, improve infrastructure, etc. Even with all this, your home value is going down, because the housing market collapsed. You can blame Roger Claar or other village officials, but it is not their fault that home prices have deteriorated. I'm sure Mayor Claar once day woke up and said, "I think the value of my home is too high, what can I do to lower it". Get a life peteee363. Instead of spewing out a tone of negative rhetoric, what are you doing to make changes for the betterment of Bolingbrook. If you can be specific on how you are involved in making change, more people will respect your words. There is an old saying "Your actions speak louder then your words". What are your actions?
Felix Greco October 23, 2011 at 03:13 PM
Petee363, this is your quote: "... i purchased new in 1997, and my house is worth just under what i purchased it for, but in the last three months the price is still falling." This is the reason I assumed your house is worth less-if I am incorrect, forgive me. Rhonda- I was not trying to turn this into a Rhonda vs. Felix debate. In fact, I think I was one of the first to support you on here and other sites, when the racist remarks about you were published. I was called a "fence sitter" then and that others were "watching me" because they did not like the fact I defended you or rather the remarks against you, remarks that have NO place in modern society! You are most certainly entitled to your opinion, but lets remember it is just that an opinion, just like I am entitled to mine. The question posed at the very beginning was, "Bolingbrook's Best: Where is the Best Golf Course?". You turned it into a political issue not me. By the way, God has blessed me with a deep passion to be a public servant after many years in the private sector. I too have a strong desire to hold the line on taxes and wild spending. What I would like to see from the people who dislike the current administration are solutions to the perceived problems. Not just accusations. The BB Patch Poll is a NON-SCIENTIFIC Poll. Anybody could go on there a vote as many times as they like just as people do on the site you and Cedra run. God bless you and have a wonderful week!
H M Patel October 23, 2011 at 04:01 PM
I think what you may want to draw from the posters comments is, he feels that the value of our homes have fallen far more than surrounding municipalities because of the policies of the administration. We have extremely high sales taxes in town and our property taxes for the village, library and schools are over a $1,000 more than homes of a similar value in other areas. If you are purchasing a home in a buyers market, these factors will be taken into consideration. The village should never have built the golf course on the taxpayers dime, its never made a profit since and all forecasts show it never will. As for the village getting into the real estate market well that just shows governments never make good business decisions. We did not need to be burdened with a new bricks and mortar library when strip mall locations would have been more effective in the digital age and given the voucher option which will go through Springfield within the next few years, it will probably force the 365 school district to merge with another as parents will pull students in droves. Lets not forget a well run school district that delivers can make or break a community and 365 is currently breaking Bolingbrook Jaskie we have some nice facilities in town some great shopping and lost of open spaces, but if it costs you 10% more to live because of policies, than that is 10% that is not going to local business but the big back hole of local government. Profits create investment, taxes do not.
N/A October 23, 2011 at 05:58 PM
Felix, my apologies if I offended you in anyway. I'm so used to debating fiscal issues on BB Patch, that I was in defense mode. We do know each other, and I have always considered you to be an honest, hardworking man. It's clear we view the problems in our community, and the ways to solve them thru very different lense. I agree with most of your comments, with the exception of your implication that many of our complaints are "accusations", "perceived problems", and "we offer no solutions". The Number Crunchers have been publishing Village financials for the past 2 years. Those financials are public record, they are not accusations, they are FACT. In addition, we offer a solution in every article published, even if it's implied - STOP THE RECKLESS SPENDING. Just wanted to make that clarification. Felix, I humbly wish you the best, and hope you have a wonderful week as well. (maybe we can meet for coffee one day, and debate face to face. :))
Felix Greco October 23, 2011 at 08:37 PM
@Rhonda-Now that is how two people who disagree on issues should/could handle a situation. @peteee363-you obviously offer up sophmoric solutions and cannot and should not be taken seriously. Are you seriously suggesting 50% of the fire, police and public works departments and workers in the village hall should be eliminated? Who are you going to call when your house is on fire, somebody is breaking into your house, you have problems with snow removal from the streets and/or nobody answers the phones at village hall? I really have no respect for somebody like you, because you hide behind a screen name and offer up ridiculous responses. You might want to think about having your doctor check your medication doses. It would appear you need to have the doses increased. Have a nice day!
jaskie1505 October 23, 2011 at 09:57 PM
Peteee363 you are one bitter person. You sound like you had a bad childhood and now are taking that out on the world around you. You realize that your negative attitude is probably also effecting your health, both mental and physical. Most everyone else on here is capable of having an intelligent discussion about the problems and issues surrounding the village of Bolingbrook. We all agree, I think, that life is not perfect here, but we approach things with a constructive and positive attitude, hoping we can change the things we do not like, and agree to disagree with the other writers on things that bother them but not us. That is not the case with you and therefore you waste your time and others with your rants. Take some time peteee363 to get some help. Seek counseling. Do something so before you die, you might be able to put a smile on your face.
jaskie1505 October 23, 2011 at 11:34 PM
I agree with you on many fronts. I agree that we need to curb spending and begin making cuts in a number of programs. I also believe in many instances there is too much gov't interference and this needs to stop as well. I also believe we need to elect independent candidates over party candidates. This way the winners will have no allegiance to any one party and won't have to follow "the party line" but can listen to all ideas and implement those ideas that make sense and achieve a reasonable budget without all the pork. Maybe it's because you come across so intense and belligerent that you appear so unhappy. You have some valid points that get lost your delivery of the message.
jaskie1505 October 24, 2011 at 01:00 AM
Petee363...Well I can see your not going to change, even with the extension of an olive branch. So if you don't like independents, nor the democrats. What candidates or potential candidates are out there that will carry your agenda with them?


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