2023 Membership Letter

Dear Red Hawk Member,  

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. We wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday. As you know, since the pandemic, running the business has been a challenge. With trying to obtain new co-workers and the uncertainty of the economy has made it more demanding. Hopefully our Grille can go back to our old hours of operation. The overall health of the golf course is strong and the future looks brighter.

I know some of you are worried about the sale of the course and the possibility of a new owner. I get weekly inquiries about the club from prospective buyers around the world. Believe it or not, we’re not happy with their vision or direction of the club. We’ve worked too hard to see these drastic changes.

Notwithstanding, we hope someone local with our same dreams and ideas will step up and purchase the club. I would love to still be involved in a smaller role. But of course, that would be up to the new owners. However, Michelle and I have to do what’s best for our family. But whatever happens with the sale, we promise it won’t affect your 2023 membership. It would be similar to 2012 when we bought out the Travelsteads.

Moving to a small town, we learned quickly about small town rumors. Michelle and I plan on staying in Southern Illinois after the sale to be close to our girls. And being a small part of this community has always made us glad.

Please talk to me openly if you have any questions. Most of you have my cell phone or know someone who does, so don’t hesitate to call.

In closing, we are going to keep the club moving in a positive direction and hopefully leave it better than we found it. Times have changed, but we still must consider those who come after us.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

– Dan & Michelle