Buyer or investor sought for nine-hole course
TISKILWA — Indian Hills Golf Course members and shareholders hope someone will step forward and save the nine-hole, par-35 course west of Tiskilwa.
Even Lloyd Schneider — who owns the most shares and plans to list the property for sale with Larry Thomas from Landmark Realty — hopes a buyer or investor can run the place.
“I’ll be 93 in a month or two, and I’m not in a position to go down there and run a golf course,” said Schneider, owner of the L.W. Schneider factory in Princeton.
Coincidentally, he’s a longtime golfer and said he found playing at Indian Hills, which was established in 1991, refreshing and enjoyable.
Course designer Bob Colby died in 2015, Schneider noted, and the managers were no longer able to be involved as of the end of this month, a source at the club stated.
Schneider said Colby’s wife still is a shareholder, but Schneider is the major shareholder.
Schneider asked the shareholders and members if they would be interesting in running the course, and he received no response.
If someone is interested in taking care of the course — and getting involved financially — Schneider would like to hear an offer.
The land also could be used for row crops, and the clubhouse could become a restaurant, as it has a liquor license and kitchen facilities.
“There are a lot of options to be considered,” Schneider said.
A similar situation arose earlier this year with Green River Country Club. Members put it up for sale and a buyer stepped forward.
Thomas said the course and clubhouse parcels can be sold separately.
“It would be nice if they could keep it open. It’s a nice course,” said Thomas, who walked many rounds at the club.