URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — A staple for many in the golfing community is closing after decades.
Owners of the Stone Creek Golf Course in Urbana said it—along with Attie’s Bar and Grill and the Pro Shop—will be shut down later this month.
Stone Creek has been in the community for about 20 years. The Atkins Group is planning to redevelop the golf course. The owners say they have spent years trying to make the golf course profitable, but they just have not been successful.
A statement says in part about the redevelopment and plans moving forward.
We have done a lot of work in an effort to provide a development solution that will provide more natural green open space, walking trails and other community benefits.Spencer Atkins, Director of Development – The Atkins Group
One man said he was not happy to hear the course was closing. “We built our house because the course was here,” said John Erdman. “It was just about to open and I wanted to live on a golf course. I’ve been a member for 20 years on the golf course, so it is very disappointing that the course is closing.”
The plan is to close Attie’s Bar and Grill on January 17. Stone Creek Golf and Pro Shop will close January 31.