Chapel Hill golf course re-opens
JOHNSBURG – Chapel Hill Country Club re-opened Friday under new management while the golf course’s owners face foreclosure.
GolfVisions, a Chicago-based golf course management company that operates 17 golf courses, leased the property at 2500 N. Chapel Hill Road, Johnsburg. Tim Miles Sr., president of GolfVisions, said the company spent the last two weeks getting the course back into playing conditions.
It had not been playable since November or December, Miles said.
“With an early spring, grass was almost out of control,” he said. “You can’t just go in and suddenly mow it like it was. (We) got it open last Friday and the conditions are excellent.”
Miles said much of the pricing will stay the same under GolfVisions, including memberships and league fees. Daily rates have been adjusted.
“Rates are still pretty modest, plus or minus a dollar or two, that’s it,” he said. “We believe in affordable golf as a company.”
GolfVisions will put an emphasis on customer service, Miles said.
“We think the golf course is going to be in much better shape than it’s ever been,” he said. “I think with our attitude the customers will be happy. ... It’s a very fun golf course.”
Miles said a white chapel near the golf course, which has previously caused controversy surrounding its upkeep, was not a part of the foreclosure.
Community members previously spoke out after owners of the chapel, who at the time also owned the golf course, responded slowly to damage to the chapel’s roof caused by a 2008 fire.