The Makanda, Ill., property closed last year, and was then purchased by Tim and Jason Chrzan, who are renovating the facility and renaming it Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek. The pair is refurbishing the greens and redesigning the fairways, and golfers will be able to play the front nine by this fall, but by invitation only.
The former Stone Creek Golf Course in Makanda, Ill., is now under new ownership and renovations have begun, after it closed down last year, the Carterville, Ill., WSIL-TV reported.
Father and son Tim and Jason Chrzan purchased the course last year and renamed it Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek, WSIL-TV reported.
“It’s kind of one of those [situations] where you’ve been running golf courses for other people your whole life and now its kind of, ‘hey, let’s do one for ourselves. Let’s really make this ours and go forward,’” said Jason Chrzan
“The first time that my son and I walked the golf course I knew that this was a very very special facility,” Tim Chrzan said.
At the moment, the course still needs a lot of work to make it playable, let alone pristine, WSIL-TV reported.
“It was quite evident that the greens surfaces needed to be redone and the fairways were kind of fair at best and the tee boxes were in need of some attention,” said Tim Chrzan.
The Chrzans are refurbishing the greens and redesigning the fairways. “The bunkers are exciting! From removing some, to pulling them closer to the golf course, making them a little more flat,” Jason Chrzan said.
Rebuilding a top notch golf course is special, Jason Chrzan said, but getting to do it with his dad is meaningful, WSIL-TV reported.
“When you get to work with your family and your father this closely, it’s a rare opportunity many people don’t get to have that. So I’m very privileged to have that,” said Jason Chrzan.
Golfers can play the front nine by the fall, but by invitation only. An official grand opening is coming in spring of 2017, WSIL-TV reported.