Dan and Rosalie Thorne began the family's love
for golf in 1980 when Dan's dream was realized and they opened the front nine at Thorne Hills Golf Course after the family worked as a
team to clear the land and create the course.
Hills has been home to many golfers over
the years. With a friendly atmosphere, great staff, and beautiful course, Thorne
Hills is home away from home to many. "We appreciate the loyalty
our customers have extended to us through the years." ~ Daniel Thorne II
Dan Thorne I takes a quick break while building the back nine at
Thorne Hills Golf Course.
In April of 2008, Dan's sons, William and Daniel, managed to bring
another of Dan's dreams to life when they agreed to
purchase Wyndridge Oaks Golf Course (formerly the Lilac Brothers Golf Course,
built by Sam and Alec Lilac). Their father had originally made an
offer on the course when the Lilac Brothers were selling it, but the
offer was refused and Rosalie was against raising the offer.
Today, the Thorne Brothers are working hard once again ~~~ just as they
learned to do through building and maintaining Thorne Hills. In
honor of the original course owners, the course is now called Thorne
Brothers at Lilac Golf Course and is seeing lots of changes.
"We have a lot to do here and it will take time, but we'll get it done."
~ William Thorne II
In March of 2011, the brothers, once again stepped up to the plate and
agreed to manage Old Town Golf and Sportland. It's been a crazy
ride, learning about batting cages, full service driving ranges,
birthday parties, and
miniature golf course maintenance . . . but they've enjoyed the
challenge and meeting some great new people.