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KemperSports clients receive high marks in annual Golf Advisor Golfers’ Choice Awards

32 KemperSports-affiliated courses earn recognition

NORTHBROOK, Illinois, February 13, 2020 – Based on ratings from Golf Advisor’s community of recreational golfers, 32 KemperSports clients have been honored with 2019 Golfers’ Choice Awards, ranking in the national, state, short golf courses, course layout, staff friendliness, pace of play and off-course amenities categories.

“Golf Advisor Golfers’ Choice Awards are important to us because they come from consumer ratings – everyday golfers from all walks of life and all levels of golf experience,” said Steve Skinner, CEO of KemperSports. “We’re very proud of the properties and teams recognized on these lists for their commitment to creating best in class customer experiences.

KemperSports-managed and partner properties featured on Golf Advisor’s Golfers’ Choice lists include:

Golfers’ Choices: Top 50 U.S. Courses
· Streamsong Red (Streamsong, Florida)
· Gold Course at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Williamsburg, Virginia)
· The Wilderness at Lake Jackson (Lake Jackson, Texas)
· Heron Glen Golf Course (Ringoes, New Jersey)
· Cantigny Golf (Wheaton, Illinois)

Golfers’ Choices: Best of State Golf Courses

· Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club

· The Links at Bodega Harbour

· Quail Lodge Golf Club

· Desert Willow Golf Resort (Firecliff)

· Streamsong Red

· Streamsong Blue

· Streamsong Black

· Cantigny Golf

· Bolingbrook Golf Club

· Harborside International Golf Center (Port)

· Harborside International Golf Center (Starboard)

· Sand Creek Station

· Whiskey Creek Golf Club

· The Jewel Golf Club

· Ozarks National

· Buffalo Ridge Springs Golf Course

· Shoal Creek Golf Course

New Jersey
· Heron Glen Golf Course

· Skyway Golf Course at Lincoln Park West

New York
· Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course

· Pacific Dunes

· Bandon Trails

· Bandon Dunes

· Bandon Preserve

· Old Macdonald

· The Wilderness at Lake Jackson

· Butterfield Trail Golf Club

· Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Gold Course)

· The Home Course

· Chambers Bay

· Mammoth Dunes

· Sand Valley

Golfers’ Choice: Top 25 Short Golf Courses
· Skyway Golf Course at Lincoln Park West (Jersey City, New Jersey)

Golfers’ Choice: Top 25 Course Layouts
· Streamsong Red (Streamsong, Florida)
· Gold Course at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Williamsburg, Virginia)

Golfers’ Choice: Top 25 Golf Courses in the U.S. for Staff Friendliness
· Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Williamsburg, Virginia)

Golfers’ Choice: Top 25 Golf Courses for Off-Course Amenities
· Sand Valley (Nekoosa, Wisconsin)
· Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon, Oregon)
· Streamsong Resort (Streamsong, Florida)

Every year Golf Advisor compiles their best of lists from authentic golfer reviews. Criteria for the lists looks at each facility’s conditions, value, staff, layout, pace and off-course amenities. The number of reviews for each course plays a factor in rankings and reviewers are weighted based on past activity with their reviews.

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

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Elizabeth Epstein