NORTHBROOK, Illinois, April 12, 2021 – KemperSports and the Schulze family are pleased to announce the hiring of Josh Schlump as the new general manager of The Woodlands Course at Whittaker in New Buffalo, Michigan. In this role, Schlump will oversee the entire business and operations for the facility and lead the team in delivering an exceptional guest experience at The Woodlands Course.
“I am very excited to bring an industry veteran and long-time Michigan resident to lead the Schulze family’s vision for The Woodlands Course at Whittaker,” said Vince Juarez, regional operations executive for KemperSports. “Josh’s extensive knowledge of the golf industry and the Harbor Country community make him an excellent fit to lead one of the finest public golf experiences in Michigan.”
Most recently, Schlump was employed by Forest Dunes Golf Club in Roscommon, Michigan. Previously, Schlump held key roles at Ann Arbor Golf and Outing Club and Cedar Chase Golf Club in Cedar Springs, Michigan. Schlump also owned a Farm Bureau Insurance Agency for a number of years before following his passion and returning to the golf industry. Schlump is a graduate of Ferris State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing with an emphasis in Professional Golf Management.
“We are thrilled that Josh has joined the team to enhance the golf experience at The Woodlands Course,” said owners Peggy and Richard Schulze. “We are committed to the long-term success of this facility and we have partnered with KemperSports, a family-owned business with an exceptional reputation in the golf industry, to help us achieve our mission. Together, we will continue to reshape the player experience and enhance the customer service at The Woodlands Course, while developing our facility into a community asset and welcoming destination for all who love the game.”
“I am excited to continue to elevate the service and guest offerings at The Woodlands Course for players of all ages and skill levels,” Schlump said. “In addition to the wonderful Ken Killian-designed golf course, our historic clubhouse, pavilion and scenic views provide a great environment for events like music on the patio, craft beer dinners, game nights on the lawn and other social gatherings to bring families and the community together for fun and entertainment.”
The Woodlands Course at Whittaker is in the heart of Harbor Country in New Buffalo, Michigan, just minutes from I-94 and less than one hour from Chicago. The 18-hole championship golf course is the centerpiece of the club. The pavilion hosts up to 300 guests for weddings and other social events with a rustic-chic charm and The Captain’s Pour House offers dining with a view for golfers and visitors to the area. Additional amenities at the facility include a full service practice facility including a driving range, putting and chipping greens.
For more information on The Woodlands Course at Whittaker, visit https://whittakergolf.com.
About The Woodlands Course at Whittaker
The Woodlands Course at Whittaker is set amidst 400 acres of naturally beautiful landscape in the heart of Southwest Michigan’s Harbor Country. The 18-hole championship golf course designed by Ken Killian is carved out of the lush landscape to provide a secluded and memorable golf experience. Wedding parties and other social events of up to 300 are welcomed at the Pavilion. The Captain’s Pour House is set within the renovated 1920’s era farmhouse and offers scenic views and casual dining for the entire family. Over 270 spectacular home sites surrounding the golf course are also available. For more information, visit whittakergolf.com.
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports builds, owns, leases and manages golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs and lodging venues across the U.S. and Caribbean. The company manages an award-winning portfolio including nationally-ranked courses, private clubs, municipal courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, named the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine; Streamsong Resort; The Glen Club; Desert Willow Golf Resort; Chambers Bay, host of the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, please visit https://www.kempersports.com/