The Atkins Group announced Jan. 6 that Stone Creek Golf Club and Attie’s Bar and Grill will close later this month.
Atkins revealed in a press release that Stone Creek will be redeveloped.
“This is a sad day for the golfing community as we close the 20-year chapter of Stone Creek,” the release said, “which has been a very important and person piece of our portfolio.”
Attie’s, located inside the golf club’s main building, will close Jan. 17. The golf course and pro shop will close Jan. 31.
Those holding paid season golf passes can obtain reimbursement by calling the pro shop at (217) 367-3000. Pro shop and Attie’s gift cards must be used before the closings.
“On behalf of the ownership of the Stone Creek Golf Course, we want to inform you that after several years of efforts to make the golf course a financially viable business we have not been successful in doing so,” Atkins spokesperson Kate Klipp said. “The golf course is suffering the same effects of other golf courses nationally including the waning demand for golf, the escalating operating costs, and essential capital improvements that are necessary to provide a level of golf experience that is consistent with the quality of its surrounding community within Stone Creek. As a result, the real estate solutions firm is moving forward with a long range plan to redevelop the Stone Creek Golf Course. The object and design is to focus on environmentally-conscious conservation efforts that will enhance the aesthetic beauty and integrity of the property.”
Said Spencer Atkins, director of development for The Atkins Group: “The transition of the golf course land is planned to provide the community with a balance and consistent master plan that preserves the natural topography and open space. As part of the planning efforts, The Atkins Group has commissioned an architectural and land planning firm to provide us with creative planning alternatives and responsible solutions as we seek to maintain and increase the high quality, integrity and value of existing homes and remaining land within the Stone Creek community. The Atkins Group has a vested interest in making this a positive outcome for all constituents as we are still the majority owner of the remaining vacant land within the community. Residents of each subdivision will have the opportunity to preview the proposed land plan and design sketches as we want this to be a collaborative effort with the communities’ feedback as an important part of this process. We are excited to provide the master land plan information to the community including design features in Spring 2020.