Par four hole at Joliet Golf Club in Joliet, Illinois

KemperSports Selected to Manage Joliet Country Club



KemperSports Selected to Manage Joliet Country Club

KemperSports to lead transition to semi-private status


NORTHBROOK, Ill., Feb. 12, 2019 KemperSports announced today that the members of Joliet Country Club have selected KemperSports to manage the club – an institution in the suburban Chicago community since the early 1900’s. Located 45 mile southwest of downtown Chicago, Joliet Country Club has enjoyed a rich history as one of the finest clubs in the region.

As part of KemperSports’ new role, Joliet Country Club will transition to a semi-private model while beginning to allow public play at their historic 18-hole, par-72 golf course. Joliet Country Club will be renamed Joliet Golf Club.

Originally built by renowned course architect Tom Bedelow in 1905, the course saw numerous renovations over the years, including Dick Nugent and Ken Killian (1969) and Dave Esler (2001).

“We are proud to partner with Joliet Golf Club as the historic club transitions in to the next era,” said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. “We look forward to delivering an unmatched member experience to current members while showcasing the great attributes of the club to avid golfers in the Chicagoland market.”

In addition to the historic golf course, Joliet Golf Club includes a 20-000 sq.,ft. clubhouse with private event space for more than 200 guests, multiple dining options and junior Olympic sized swimming pool. While now being open to the public, Joliet Golf Club will offer annual golf passes annual swimming pool usage as well as the opportunity for full member benefits at the club.

KemperSports now manages 13 properties in the state of Illinois.

For more information on Joliet Golf Club, visit


About KemperSports
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports builds, owns and manages golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs and lodging venues across the U.S., Caribbean and Central America. The company’s award-winning portfolio includes nationally-ranked courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, named the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine; 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 about KemperSports, please visit

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  1. Marina Teramond on June 10, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    That’s true, Joliet Country Club (Joliet Golf Club now) is a wonderful place.

  2. Jack Reynolds on September 23, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Do these pictures of Royal Melbourne Country Club make anyone else want to play golf?

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