KemperSports, which now manages 13 properties in Illinois, will lead a transition to semi-private status – allowing public play at the historic course for the first time. Joliet Country Club will be renamed Joliet Golf Club.
Joliet Country Club, which is located 45 miles southeast of downtown Chicago, has selected KemperSports to manage the facility.
KemperSports will work with the membership to transition the club to a semi-private golf club, allowing public play at the historic 18-hole, par-72 golf course for the first time. Joliet Country Club will be renamed Joliet Golf Club.
Originally built by course architect Tom Bedelow in 1905, the course saw numerous renovations over the years, including Dick Nugent and Ken Killian (1969) and Dave Esler (2001).
“We are proud to partner with Joliet Golf Club as the historic club transitions in to the next era,” said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. “We believe that the members will enjoy an enhanced experience and we are excited to welcome golfers from throughout the Chicagoland area to enjoy Joliet Golf Club’s classic design.”
In addition to the historic golf course, Joliet Golf Club includes a 20,000-sq.-ft. clubhouse with private event space for more than 200 guests, multiple dining options and junior Olympic sized swimming pool. While now being open to the public, Joliet Golf Club will offer annual golf passes and annual swimming pool usage, as well as the opportunity for full member benefits at the club.
Club & Resort Business first reported on plans to open Joliet Country Club to the public in November 2018.