Quincy Park Board approves Westview renovations

A change of scenery is coming soon to Westview Golf Course in Quincy.

The Quincy Park Board approved renovation of the 3rd and 4th hole greens during Wednesday night's meeting.

There are several tree roots around the par-4 3rd hole green that can affect play. Those will be removed.

The par-3 4th hole green is severely sloped and bowl-shaped, which allows water to collect on the surface. The entire green will be re-built and expanded, which will eliminate the water problem and allow for more pin placements.

Work will begin around Labor Day 2014. It will take a week or two to re-construct the 4th hole green, but the ground will need all of fall, winter and spring for the grass to grow in properly.

Course professional Matt Burry says if the weather cooperates, he hopes to re-open the holes by Memorial Day 2015.

During the renovation, golfers will be re-routed to two holes on the third nine.

"There's never a good time to do it, but by doing it this way and shutting down two holes, we don't think it's going to affect the flow. We're going to play holes #20 and #21, and one of those is a par 3, so its still playing the same par and the same yardage for the course. Hopefully the golfers will understand because they'll get a better green when it's all done," Burry said.

According to Burry, the idea for re-shaping the green on #4 had been discussed for several years.

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