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Elite South Side golf course by Tiger Woods has skeptics, raises questions

Elite South Side golf course by Tiger Woods has skeptics, raises questions

In just four months, Chicago plans to break ground on an audacious project — the refashioning of two sleepy golf courses on the South Side into a high-caliber course that borders two struggling neighborhoods plagued by unemployment and violence.

The $30 million-plus project, announced last month, calls for combining the public Jackson Park and South Shore links into a championship-level destination designed by Tiger Woods' company. The remake of the century-old courses comes as President Barack Obama prepares to leave office and raise funds for the construction of a presidential library on a nearby slice of Jackson Park.

The two projects are among several privately funded...

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