CREEK GOLF CLUB
class program deserves top of the line facilities. The Northern Illinois
University golf teams took a big step in the right direction during the
summer of 2001 as they moved their home course from the Oak Club of Genoa
to the renowned Whisper Creek Golf Club in Huntley.
Located in Del Webbs
Sun City, Whisper Creek has quickly earned a reputation for outstanding
golf and championship-level course conditions since opening in July 2000.
Designed by the team of Greg Nash and PGA Hall of Famer Billy Casper,
the course features bent grass tees, greens and fairways that have been
established through groves of mature oak trees and more than 5,000 strategically-placed
pine and hardwood trees. Whisper Creeks 240 acres is accented with
rich bluegrass rough, native fescue grasses, protected wetland environments,
bunkers with imported white sand and rock formations with cascading waterfalls.
The Huskies are also
able to take advantage of the onsite state-of-the-art, double-sided practice
and teaching center that features bentgrass, bluegrass and all-season
hitting surfaces. Short game practice amenities include two putting greens,
a chipping green and greenside and fairway sand bunkers.
Even though the course
has only been open for a little more than two years, it has still been
the site of many major tournaments. Last year Whisper Creek hosted the
Illinois Open Qualifier, Prairie State Amateur Championship, Illinois
PGA Pro-Senior Championship, CDGA Four Ball Stroke Play, IJGA Girls Tournament
of Champions and the Weekly Challenge Golf Tour.
Word is quickly spreading
on the new home of the Huskies. The course has received rave reviews from
Chicagoland Golf, Golf Chicago Magazine and Golf Magazine. Whisper Creek
was a finalist for Golf Digests Best New Course Award.
Away from the golf
course, Whisper Creek offers the type of services that one might find
at a high-end resort. Director of Golf Jim KarrasIllinois PGA 2001
Merchandiser of the Year for Public Coursesalong with PGA Golf Professional
Margie Arnoldformer professional golfer on the Futures Tourhead
a first class staff located in the 94,000 square foot Prairie Lodge which
houses Whisper Creeks professionally designed golf and gift shop
that is fully stocked with the newest golf equipment and fashion trends
for men, women and children.
information about Whisper Creek Golf Club may be found here.