The Fox Valley Club - “Where Friends Invite Friends”
We are excited that you have taken the time to enter our site to learn more about Membership opportunities at Fox Valley. We thank you for doing that because we do have some openings in our Membership roster that we certainly want to talk to you about.
We are proud to be an Arnold Palmer Golf Managed Private Club because we run under the philosophy of Partnering with our members in order to help facilitate the fulfillment of the Members’ vision for their Club. This partnership is exampled by our enrollment process of “Membership by Invitation Only”. This means that every new Member who enrolls in any of our Clubs is sponsored by, and receives an invitation from, a Member of the Club. This is a prideful tradition and ensures all of our New Members are families that will enhance our Membership roster and the camaraderie of the Club. Although, we take great pride in the many amenities and services that our Clubs offer, our most valuable asset is our Members.
Should you be interested in membership with us, we would like to extend an invitation for you to come out and experience our Club firsthand. Please let me contact you to schedule a personal club visit and learn more about our current membership opportunities.
Membership Director of Fox Valley Club
A Young Course with a Storied Past
The beauty and potential of the land where the Fox Valley Club now resides, was once the vision of Albert Wende back in the 1930's, when Wende acquired acres of land to build a summer home. The mansion Mr. Wende built upon this breathtaking land (now the location of the newly built Fox Valley clubhouse) was a mirror image of the Bahamian mansion of Harry Oakes, Wende's best friend. The replication of the design was unique because it was in Oakes's mansion in the Bahamas where the mafia later murdered Mr. Oakes.
Prior to the sale of the Lancaster, NY land around 1945 to Dr. Fahey and his family, Wende built a cabin for his daughter and her children to use as a summer home. This original cabin still remains on the Fox Valley property and is now used as offices.
In 1990, following the death of her husband, Helen Fahey sold the estate to Fox Valley Associates founded by Tim Davis and his wife, Marlene Brodzik, a South Florida golf star. Mr. Davis designed the existing golf course and began construction in 1991. The first 9 holes were completed in 1992 when the Fox Valley Club celebrated its commencement. In 1993, the second nine holes were completed. In the fall of 1994, the Paloma Golf Group purchased the Fox Valley Club. Paloma built the clubhouse where the pre-existing Wende Mansion stood. In the fall of 1997, Arnold Palmer Golf Management purchased the Fox Valley Club and proudly maintains the property for its valued, private membership.