Park board expected to sign off on $2 million upgrade for city's Palmer Hills Golf Course

A $2-million plan to add a six-hole pitch-and-putt course and an 18-hole putting course to Bettendorf's Palmer Hills Golf Course is expected to get the green light Tuesday (12/19) at the city Park Board meeting.

At the same meeting, commissioners also are expected to approve a $1 hike in green fees that would increase annual revenues from green fees by $24,500 annually.

The first phase of the municipal golf course revamp costing $710,000 would include construction of a new No. 1 tee, practice green, a new hole No. 13 and practice range netting, lighting and tee area. The city council recently approved shifting $700,000 from work at Forest Grove Park to the golf course.

The second phase, estimated at $300,000, would be construction of the putting course. Phase three would cost $345,000 to pay for a new service building, parking lot expansion and patio area. The fourth phase would spend another $700,000 on a six-hole "short" course and garage expansion.

The board is being asked to approve a $40,750 contract with Paul Miller Design, Inc., of Northfield, MN, to provide the design and construction documents for the first phase projects.

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