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Whisper Creek: Call for Help

Whisper Creek

Knowing Who to Call For Help

Whisper Creek Golf Club is located within the Del Webb Sun City Huntley community located in the western Chicago suburb of Huntley, Illinois.  The golf course opened for play in 2000 and serves as an amenity for the active adult community. Pulte Homes developed both the golf course and the community. Pulte operated the golf course which served as a loss leader to sell homes. From the opening in 2000 through 2007 the golf course lost money. By 2007 the community was approximately 70% built out and Pulte made the decision to bring in Billy Casper Golf.

Reducing Operating Costs 

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BCG recognized the opportunity to make Whisper Creek profitable by reducing operating costs and increasing both rounds and revenue. An agronomic plan was implemented which was designed to maintain the golf course at its historically high standard while reducing operating costs.  A marketing plan was implemented targeting both Del Webb Sun City Huntley residents as well as golfers “outside the gates”. The annual membership offerings were restructured making them more attractive to residents. The efforts of the BCG management team yielded very favorable results. Whisper Creek hosted 28,000 in 2007 prior to BCG’s management. Since then rounds have rapidly increased to 37,000 per year.