Four courses add to company’s growing golf portfolio and continued Midwest expansion
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 11, 2022 – KemperSports announced today that it has been selected to manage four Columbus, Ohio area public golf courses. The company has partnered with the City of Dublin to manage The Golf Club of Dublin and Bayberry Capital to manage New Albany Links and Bent Tree Golf Club. KemperSports has also been retained by New Era Golf to operate Royal American Links. The four facilities mark KemperSports’ expansion into Ohio and give the company a total of 18 new golf and sports facilities management deals this year.
“Ohio and the Columbus area is one the country’s great golf markets, producing some of the world’s greatest players and serving as a host to prestigious events. We recognize this valued heritage, and we are excited to enter its golf scene with these four premier courses,” said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. “We look forward to working with the local communities to enhance the golf experience for all participants and to continue to grow the game in the Columbus area.”
According to the National Golf Foundation, the game of golf is growing. In 2021, a record 3.2 million Americans played golf on a course for the first time, which is up 33 percent from just two years earlier, and rounds played nationally finished up 5.5 percent year-over-year. The state of Ohio outpaced the national increase in rounds played by recording a 5.8 percent increase in 2021, a year where there were more than 14.9 million rounds played across the Buckeye State.
KemperSports will focus on elevating the golf, member and guest experience across each of these four premier properties by leveraging its proven experience over more than four decades in managing the country’s top golf courses, private clubs, destination resorts and sports facilities. Built on its passion for the game of golf, KemperSports will bring innovative junior programming and golf instruction initiatives for players of all skill levels. The company will also look to drive community outreach and engagement by revitalizing each facility’s programming calendar and bringing more community events and live entertainment to residents and their families.
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KemperSports is a privately held sports, entertainment and hospitality company with headquarters in Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois, and regional offices throughout the U.S. The company manages more than 130 golf courses, private clubs, sports venues and destination resorts nationwide, including world-class properties such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Chambers Bay and Streamsong Resort. The KemperSports portfolio also features iconic sports events, such as the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, McDonald’s All-American Games and the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. For more information about KemperSports, visit www.kempersports.com.
Gehrig Parker, KemperSports
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