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Posted on: January 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Two City Landmarks Earn 'Best of the Fox' Awards

Phillips Park Golf Course

More than 14,000 votes were cast for the 2020 ‘Best of the Fox’ Awards for Aurora, and two City-run landmarks earned the top prizes.   

For the second consecutive year, Philips Park Golf Course edged out Orchard Valley and the Aurora Country Club to win the ‘Best Golf Course’ category. In the ‘Best Museum or Cultural Institution’ category, the City’s G.A.R. Memorial Hall won the top spot, an upward move from its Honorable Mention nod in a separate category last year. 

 “Phillips Park Golf Course is honored to be awarded “Best Golf Course in Aurora” in the 2020 Aurora Best of the Fox competition for the 2nd consecutive year,” said Jeff Schmidt, P.G.A. Golf Operations Manager. “Our golf staff prides ourselves in exceptional customer service and in providing excellent course conditions to create memorable golf experiences for all our customers!”

The 18-hole championship golf course measures just under 6200 yards, offering four sets of tees that will challenge not only the skilled golfer but will provide a playable experience for the golfer who is just learning the game.  

The G.A.R. Museum, built in 1878, is dedicating to honoring the men and women who have served in the U.S. Military and is currently completing a twenty-year restoration project.

“The G.A.R. Memorial Museum is honored to be recognized as the Best Museum in Aurora,” said G.A.R. Curator Eric Pry. “We are planning for the Museum to reopen on Memorial Day 2021 with new exhibits, programs, and new opportunities for the whole family to learn about Aurora’s patriotic history.”

 For a complete list of winners, visit: 

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