David Husemann Jr. bought the Princeton, Ill., public golf course in July and changed the name from Bureau Valley Country Club. The new owner plans to keep prices down, spruce up the property, and add a 1900s-style wedding chapel to complement the clubhouse, which was built in 1911.
David Husemann Jr. wants to make Chapel Hill Golf Course in Princeton, Ill., a friendly venue where golfers can continue to enjoy playing the 18-hole course they’ve played for years, the Princeton (Ill.)-based Bureau County Republican reported.
Formerly known as Hunter’s Ridge and the Bureau Valley Country Club, Husemann bought the course July 25. Husemann chose Chapel Hill as the new name for the course because the clubhouse resembles a southern mansion, the Republican reported.
“We thought there was a good opportunity out here,” Husemann said. “We wanted to keep it local.”
Husemann plans to keep the prices down, so everyone can come out to golf at the course, which is open for public play, the Republican reported.
“We plan on adding a wedding chapel here for weddings and receptions,” Husemann said.
The wedding chapel is the primary improvement Husemann wants to make to the property. The chapel will be designed with a 1900s look to coincide and complement the clubhouse, which was built in 1911, the Republican reported.
Chapel Hill consists of 261 acres with 18 holes and the two-story clubhouse. The property is a scenic setting and is home to many forms of wildlife, the Republican reported.
“We didn’t want to let it run down again,” Husemann said. “We have been busy since we took over.”
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