IDNR announces new management for Eagle Creek golf course
Course now open to
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[April 12, 2014]
FINDLAY — Illinois Department of
Natural Resources Director Marc Miller approved a contract with
Green Golf Partners to maintain and operate the Eagle Creek golf
course, on the shore of Lake Shelbyville. The agreement, which will
keep the course open for public play, marks the first time that
operations of the Eagle Creek course will be led by an experienced
golf course management firm.
"Finding an experienced golf course manager is an important first
step for the future of Eagle Creek Resort, and this agreement
demonstrates our commitment to the Lake Shelbyville area and the
people who have been waiting patiently for the resort's reopening,"
"I appreciate the initial step taken by the
Department of Natural Resources to get the golf course operational,
" said state Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet. "I look forward to meeting
later this month with the department to plan for the future of the
Eagle Creek Resort."
Green Golf Partners has nearly 20 years of professional golf
course management experience, with a strong presence in Illinois.
The Danville, Ind.-based company currently manages several Illinois
courses, including both University of Illinois golf courses in Savoy
and the Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.
"All of us at Green Golf Partners are excited for the opportunity
to get to work quickly and give the public a great golf experience
at Eagle Creek. The course is in good shape, and we look forward to
welcoming golfers," said Matt McIntee, CEO of Green Golf Partners.
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Now that a golf course manager has been secured, the IDNR
will quickly turn its attention to the future of other
facilities at the Eagle Creek Resort.
"Local input is very important moving forward, and I expect to
meet with local and state officials for input before submitting a
new request for proposal to find an experienced resort management
company to take over resort renovations," added Miller.
The previous leaseholder recently walked away from its lease and
the Eagle Creek Resort project last month.
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