www.illinois.gov

Pat Quinn, Governor

State Links Skip to Content Skip to State Links

 Government
 Business
 Employment
 Education
 Health & Safety
 Family & Home
 Travel & Recreation
 About Illinois
 Illinois.gov

Stay Informed

Your Government


Illinois Flag Honors

Inspector General


 IGNN: Main State Page Press Release

ILLINOIS NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2014

IDNR Announces New Management for Eagle Creek Golf Course
Course will be open to public on Friday, April 11th

FINDLAY, IL – Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Director Marc Miller today approved a contract with Green Golf Partners to maintain and operate the Eagle Creek Golf Course, located on the shore of Lake Shelbyville in Findlay, Illinois.  The agreement, which will keep the course open for public play, marks the first time 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,” said Director Miller.

“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, Indiana 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 on Friday April 11th,” said Matt McIntee, CEO of Green Golf Partners.

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. 



###

News Categories

 State/All
 Governor's Office
 Lt. Governor's Office
 Agriculture
 Budget/Fiscal
 Business
 Children/Families
 Culture
 Disabilities
 Economic Development
 Education
 Environment
 Flag Honors
 Health/Human Services
 History
 Infrastructure
 Opportunity Returns
 Recovery
 Safety/Security
 Technology
 Tourism/Recreation
 Transportation
 Workforce/Jobs

News Resources

 Search the News
 IIS Radio News
 RSS News Feeds
 e-News Subscriptions
 Communications Office
 Privacy Statement

Features

Sign up for an e-news subscription
Copyright © 2014 State of Illinois Site Map | Illinois Privacy Info | Kids Privacy | Web Accessibility | Contact Us