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KemperSports taps Mike Barrett as general manager of Holly Hills Country Club

NORTHBROOK, Illinois, April 27, 2022 KemperSports is pleased to announce that Mike Barrett has been hired as the general manager of Holly Hills Country Club in Ijamsville, Md. Barrett will lead the club in elevating the overall member experience for golf and social members and oversee enhancements to the clubhouse, golf course, pool and tennis facilities.

“Mike is an innovative and enthusiastic leader with a proven track record of developing new business strategies, driving high performance and delivering results,” said KemperSports Executive Vice President of Operations Mark Freemott. “With more than 20 years of private club experience, his skills make him an excellent fit to carry out our vision for Holly Hills’ future.”

Barrett spent the past 23 years at Argyle Country Club in Silver Spring, Md. He served as golf course superintendent for his first 15 years before being promoted to general manager. During his tenure at Argyle Country Club, he developed and implemented the club’s “Vision 2020,” which included more than 20 significant capital improvements over seven years and resulted in the transformation of the club and its facilities. A Certified Class A Golf Course Superintendent since 2005, Barrett has remained heavily involved in the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), including a stint as president of the Mid-Atlantic Association.

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About Holly Hills Country Club
Holly Hills Country Club is conveniently located near downtown Frederick, Maryland, and a short drive from both Baltimore and Washington D.C. Nestled in the foothills of the Catoctin Mountains, the club offers members and guests a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the essence of a private club with scenic views, a challenging 18-hole golf course, swimming pool and pool house, tennis courts, activities field, summer camp for kids and an elegant clubhouse in a family friendly environment. For more information, visit

About KemperSports
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 Join the KemperSports social media conversation at FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

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Megan Godfrey, KemperSports | 312-888-2119