KemperSports adds Joliet course to its portfolio

Roc Inc., a real estate investment firm, has selected KemperSports to guide the Joliet Country Club through its transition to a public track for the 2019 season — including its rebranding as the Joliet Golf Club.

Formerly a membership equity club, Roc Inc. took ownership of the course in 2016 by acquiring the note. 

This is KemperSports’ 13th golf facility in the state of Illinois, where the company is based. It is the fifth-largest golf management firm in the world, with 135 courses, and was founded in 1978. Its headquarters are in Northbook, Ill., outside of Chicago.

The Joliet Country Club was founded in 1905, with Tom Bendelow leading the original design. It was updated in 1969 by Dick Nugent and Ken Killian, and again in 2001 by David Esler.

Joliet Golf Club will continue to offer reservation priority to those who purchase a membership, as well as access to its swimming pool, which remains private.

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