2024 Membership Letter

Dear Team Member

As always, we hope this letter finds you in good health. The family of Red Hawk wishes you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season. Hopefully, the future brings you and your family much joy. Hard to believe it is that time of the year again for our annual membership drive. It surely helps us to keep going during the winter. We want to thank you for your support and continued business throughout the year!

Please give me your attention for a moment. I want to dispel all the rumors that are circulating. We know you and most of the community are concerned about the future of the golf course. What I can tell you is what I know and what I don’t. Michelle and I entered into a purchase agreement with a company out of Boston. The agreement is contingent on the buyer’s ability to obtain needed permits and a few other conditions while doing their due diligence. A time table and process that will take at least 18 months, the company can exercise their option anytime to back out of the agreement. It’s a long agreement and I won’t bore you with unnecessary details.

Let’s talk about your concerns and what’s important to you. Your golf course will be exactly the same throughout the golf season of 2024. And then there is a possibility the property could become a nine-hole golf course if the company proceeds and purchases the club. We want to be completely honest and transparent with our membership and also the community. I will be glad to answer any questions you have regarding the future of the course. Just let me know.

Michelle and I are concerned about the golf course being lost for the community. After sacrificing much in the last 18 years, the club is part of our DNA and we realize how important it is to a large segment of our population. The company has promised us that the property will always be a golf course. Their business model and philosophy is to be a good steward and promote goodwill for our area. They are genuinely committed in keeping the good graces of our county. It’s part of their mission statements. That being said, we don’t want to create any ambiguity and will repeat the fact that the course will remain the same next year regardless if they purchase the property.

After giving the locals the opportunity for more than two years to purchase the golf course, we felt that this was the best option for our family and my well-being. Me wanting to slow down and work less hours, this was the only viable option. Please don’t be sad, this will be a good thing. Hopefully I can still be active with the course and do some of the things I always wanted to do to make the facility better. On one other personal note, Michelle and I aren’t moving back to Florida, contrary to the rumors. We love it here and plan to grow older in Southern Illinois.

In conclusion, I just want to repeat the fact that the course will not change next season and hopefully we’ll have another successful year. Thank you for your time and understanding.


-Dan and Michelle