I recently got an email from the city of Aurora letting me know that one of the city golf courses will be closing about a week before Christmas. Turns out Fitssimmon's Golf Course which is being run by the city is really owned by someone else, only being managed by the city of Aurora. The golf course opened in 1918 as a 3 hole course with SAND greens not grass. It was then turned into an 18 hole course as part of the old Fitssimmons Army hospital. It was one of General David Issenout's favorite golf course when he was in the Army and then when he became the Presidant. He played there as often as he got the chance, and there is a tree in the middle of one fairway that has a sign on it saying it's "Ike's Tree" Story has it the General almost always had his tee shot on that hole wind up behind the tree, and he had to chip out to the side to get past it, so they but his name on the tree. The last week that the course will be open for play they are going to let city residants play the course with a cart for $19.18. for the year it first opened. Might have to play 18 holes with the wife before it's gone forever. We have played it a number of times in the past and it should be fun to play it one last time before it's turned into a new office building of some kind as part of the new hosipatal complex. .