Timber Creek golf course may close Feb. 3
DIXON – Historic Timber Creek Golf and Banquet, a mainstay in Dixon for more than 100 years, is closing Feb. 3 – unless a buyer steps up before then.
Even though that's only a few short weeks away, that's not impossible – in the last 2 days, he's gotten several phone calls and developed five or six "really good leads" from some "substantial people" who want to take over the course, owner Ron Keith said in a phone interview Thursday afternoon.
"We’re doing everything we can do to keep it open," a hopeful and optimistic Keith said. "I think the people of the Dixon area deserve to have that place stay open."
Keith, who's undergone open heart and other surgeries – and who turns 75 in September – was warned by his doctors that it's time to slow down, which means no more 80-hour weeks running the facility.
The decision to sell was not easy for Keith, who's run the course out of sheer love – and at a financial loss – since he and his son, Brett, bought the former Dixon Country Club 11 years ago.