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 Source: Daily Herald


The fate of the Indian Lakes golf course, which will close later this year, remains unclear:

“First ILR, LLC, which owns the 223-acre resort along Schick Road, last week announced it’s going to permanently close the resort’s golf course and conference center later this year as part of a plan to save and improve the hotel on the property.

On Thursday, Patrick Skarr, a spokesman for the resort, said he didn’t want to speculate about what will happen to the golf course property.

“We know the golf course closing brings some uncertainty for the community and neighbors,” Skarr said. “When we know more, we will hold informational nights for the neighbors.”

In order to preserve the hotel at the resort, officials said the 27-hole golf course and driving range must close at the end of this year’s golf season. A 30,000-square-foot conference center also will close on Dec. 15.

The golf course has lost about $5 million since 2011 and pushed the entire resort to a net operating loss during that same period, officials said.

It’s believed the golf operation can’t be profitable, even if another entity were to come in and run it.

“We invested several million dollars into it (in 2007),” Skarr said. “It didn’t work. The rounds are still down. So its future as a golf course is done.”


Daily Herald, “Fate of golf course land in Bloomingdale remains unclear,” July 28, 2016