KemperSports to Manage Stone Creek Golf Club in Illinois

KemperSports has been selected by The Atkins Group to manage Stone Creek Golf Club in Urbana, Ill.

Designed by the father-son duo of Dick and Tim Nugent, Stone Creek is located in southeast Urbana and serves as the home course of the University of Illinois men's and women's golf teams, which are led by renowned coach Mike Small.

KemperSports will provide comprehensive management of the public facility, which includes the 18-hole golf course, a 30,000-square-foot clubhouse, a four-acre practice range and teaching center and a banquet facility.

Since its opening, Stone Creek has hosted a number of prestigious amateur events including the Big Ten Men's Golf Championships in 2001, Big Ten Women's Golf Championships and USGA Men's Amateur Qualifier in 2002, Women's Western Amateur Championship in 2003, Illinois State Men's Amateur Championship in 2004 and USGA Men's Amateur Qualifier in 2005.

"We are very impressed with the KemperSports' team and its dedication to providing exceptional customer service at each one of its properties," said Mike Martin, director of residential development for The Atkins Group. "Customer service is key to building loyal and happy customers in the hospitality industry, and we're excited to work with KemperSports to refine the guest experience at Stone Creek."

Stone Creek opened in 1999 and boasts a par-72 course with bentgrass fairways and subtle elevation changes. Measuring 7,118 yards from the back tees, the course was named for the creeks that meander through the 18-hole layout. The Stone Creek subdivision, a residential development covering 500 acres, surrounds the course and consists of several neighborhoods and miles of walking, jogging and biking paths bordering the course.

"As the home course of the University of Illinois golf teams, Stone Creek is well-respected among golfers as one of the top courses in the area," said Steve Skinner, CEO of KemperSports. "We look forward to working with The Atkins Group to further enhance the golf and dining experience at Stone Creek."

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About KemperSports

Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports operates golf facilities as well as athletic clubs, lodging venues and major sporting events, including nationally-ranked courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, The Glen Club, Desert Willow Golf Resort and Chambers Bay, host of the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information, visit