Step Back In Time For Your Next Round Of Golf At Ravisloe Country Club

By Team Ravisloe--Bob Carpenter, General Manager, Steve Dell, Director of Golf, and Johanna Morawski, Director of Events & Marketing It’s a new 2021 golf season! Where do you want to play golf? Have you made a bucket list of courses to play this year? In choosing your course, what do you expect out of your decision? Life is a series of expectations. Birthdays, anniversaries, events, graduations, weddings, sporting events, concerts, etc. The excitement that builds before each expectation is exciting. When it’s over, there is a momentary letdown, but you quickly move on…continue reading →

Love Blackthorn Golf? Now Call It Home!

From the moment golfers step up to the first tee at Blackthorn Golf Club, until well after their round of championship golf is completed, they enjoy resort-style service. The Irish-cottage style clubhouse and 18-hole course, designed by Dr. Michael Hudzan, is set upon a rolling wooded site of 226 acres. Broad fairways, framed by 94 bunkers, wetlands, ponds, and native prairie grasses,  lead to subtly contoured and swept-up bent grass greens. Located just 90 minutes from downtown Chicago and home for the past nine (9) years to the Four Winds Invitational/LPGA Symetra Tour,…continue reading →

Family Ties Carry “Chicagoland’s Golf Management Company” Into Its Third Decade

GolfVisions’ signature tagline of the last decade has been “When it comes to great golf, we have Chicagoland covered.” Within GolfVisions, however, “We Are Family” is not just the name of a Sister Sledge hit single from 1979; it could well be the unofficial theme song for this Mundelein, IL-based golf management firm, which in 2021 is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its incorporation and looking forward to another strong year for golf coming off a 2020 season that set records for participation and enthusiasm.       The unique culture of GolfVisions, which…continue reading →

American Dunes. There is no place like this in America. This is for America.

 "I LOVE THE GAME OF GOLF, BUT I LOVE MY COUNTRY EVEN MORE." — JACK NICKLAUS, AMERICAN DUNES      Many of you may have fond memories of playing a very special southwest Michigan golf course, known as Grand Haven Golf Club, several years ago or more.  Tucked away just a few miles off the eastern shoreline of Lake Michigan, Grand Haven Golf Club was designed by well-known Michigan Architects Bruce Matthews and son Jerry Matthews.  Or maybe in recent years you’ve driven past this “little golf course gem”, once known for its…continue reading →