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7 KemperSports, KemperLesnik clients earn spots on Golf Magazine’s inaugural list of North America’s top resort courses

Courses highlighted in families, buddies and luxury categories

NORTHBROOK and CHICAGO, Illinois, October 7, 2019KemperSports and KemperLesnik are proud to announce that seven client properties were named to GOLF Magazine and’s Inaugural Top 100 Resorts in North America. In one of the magazine’s biggest editorial projects to date, GOLF Magazine travel writers and panelists evaluated resorts, placing each into four experience categories: luxury (resorts that put a premium on pampering), buddies (resorts best suited for your annual golf vacation with friends), general excellence (all-around stars) and families (resorts that put an emphasis on fun for all ages).

KemperSports builds, owns and manages golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs and lodging venues across the U.S. and Caribbean with more than 100 properties in the company’s portfolio. Its sister company, KemperLesnik, helps golf properties build and communicate their brands via public relations, event marketing, and content marketing.

“We are proud to partner with so many world class resorts,” said KemperSports and KemperLesnik CEO Steve Skinner. “From our property management experts at KemperSports to our PR and marketing experts at KemperLesnik, our teams are passionate about helping golf resorts deliver and showcase their exceptional guest experiences.”

The full list of KemperSports and/or KemperLesnik clients on the lists include:

GOLF Magazine Top 100 Resorts, Families Category:

  • Big Cedar Lodge (Ridgedale, Missouri)
  • Colonial Williamsburg Resort/Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Williamsburg, Virginia)
  • The Retreat, Links & Spa at Silvies Valley Ranch (Seneca, Oregon)

GOLF Magazine Top 100 Resorts, Buddies Category:

  • Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon, Oregon)
  • Sand Valley (Nekoosa, Wisconsin)
  • Streamsong Resort (Streamsong, Florida)

GOLF Magazine Top 100 Resorts, Luxury Category:

  • Primland Resort (Meadows of Dan, Virginia)

About KemperSports
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports builds, owns 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

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About KemperLesnik:
KemperLesnik is a leading public relations, event marketing, sports marketing and content marketing agency. KemperLesnik produces award-winning campaigns that connect people to brands in innovative ways. With content generation at its core, the agency specializes in delivering integrated communications for leading brands in consumer, corporate, sports and travel and tourism industries. KemperLesnik has managed major national and international events, including the Maui Jim Maui Invitational and numerous PGA TOUR affiliated events, for more than 30 years.

For more information, visit or follow on Twitter @KemperLesnik.

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