A press release from the Village of Lakewood:
Developer Wants Turnberry Country Club to Be a Premier Destination
J.P. Asset Management Co. has initiated discussions with the Village of Lakewood to purchase Turnberry Country Club, an iconic golf course and venue within McHenry County and northern Illinois for decades.
Planned improvements would rejuvenate the property so that it once again serves as the centerpiece and gathering point for the prestigious Turnberry Subdivision in the Village of Lakewood.
Nestled in the heart of the community, situated between the beautiful Turnberry Lakes and the award winning par 72 golf course designed by E. Lawrence Packard, the location would also serve as a premier resort destination for the region.
The Village of Lakewood was recently presented with preliminary plans for the clubhouse at Turnberry Resort that would renovate, update, and expand the facility with the addition of approximately 240 condominiums and another 60 guest rooms for visitors participating in events at the golf course or banquet facility.
In addition, the private country club would include amenities such as: an
- an expansive pro shop
- banquet facilities
- a full service restaurant
- health club
- outdoor pool
- a park
- walking trails
Preliminary renderings of the project have been provided courtesy of Group A Architecture (Elk Grove Village).
The architecture would complement the existing French Normandy Country Club Style and is intended to celebrate the golf and health club experience. Mr. Kyunhee Park, President of J.P. Asset Management Co. recently purchased and completed a renovation of Lake Barrington Shores Country Club.
Mr. Park said, “Turnberry Country Club has a stellar reputation as one of the premier golf courses and facilities in northern Illinois. It will be a privilege to be the new owner of such a storied golf course.
“The new resort population will financially support the golf course and clubhouse and will allow for the renovation of the existing facilities, as well as the addition of new amenities.”
“At its core, the Village of Lakewood is a lake and golf course community,” said President Erin Smith.
“Turnberry Country Club is a crown jewel in northern Illinois, previously serving as host to both a U.S. Open Qualifier and an Illinois Open,” she continued.
“We are honored that Mr. Park understands the inherent value of this community asset and is interested in making a $50M investment to maintain it as a private country club that is a full service destination golf course and spa.”
The next several months will be spent developing the detailed architectural renderings and site plan (including storm water, engineering, traffic, etc.) which will be submitted to the Village’s Planning and Zoning Committee for a Public Hearing. Per State Statute, formal notice will be sent to all property owners within 250 feet of the proposed project at least 15 days prior to the Public Hearing.
Upon its conclusion, the Planning and Zoning Committee will provide a recommendation for consideration by the Board of Trustees. Information, notices, and updates regarding the project will be posted to the Village’s website.
“The Village will continue to work proactively with the Turnberry Property Owners Association (TPA) in order to provide information to the entire Turnberry neighborhood throughout the process,” explained President Smith.
“In fact, this process began with an informal meeting with the TPA Board, which assisted in the coordination of a meeting with the residents on Wednesday, December 16,” President Smith continued. Mr. Rob Kirk of Group A Architecture speculated that it is their goal to break ground in summer of 2016.
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A meeting of the Turnberry Property Owners Association will be held at the Country Club Wednesday night at 7.
Turnberry Country Club fell on hard times during the real estate recession.
Here is an article that features what Lakewood Village President Erin Smith said in 2015: