Seneca Hickory Stick, Sequoyah National and Thornberry Creek at Oneida earn mention in magazine's feature
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, March 4, 2020 – Three KemperSports-managed properties have earned a spot among the top casino courses in the United States, according Golfweek’s annual list highlighting the top 50 courses in the category.
“We are fortunate to be involved with these great properties,” said Steve Skinner, CEO of KemperSports. “Rankings on this list are hard-earned and we’re incredibly proud of our properties and staff for their achievement.”
KemperSports-managed properties ranked on Golfweek’s list include:
- No. 31 – Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston, New York
- No. 39 – Sequoyah National Golf Club in Whittier, North Carolina
- No. 40 – Thornberry Creek at Oneida (Champions Course), in Oneida, Wisconsin, which moved into the top 50 for the first time this year
The hundreds of members of Golfweek’s course-ratings panel continually evaluate courses and rate them based on their 10 criteria. Routing; quality of the shaping; the overall land plan; the greens and surrounds; the variety and memorability of par 3s, par 4s, and par 5s; the tree and landscape management; conditioning and ecology; and “walk in the park” test (i.e. the sense of the place as worthy of spending four hours on it) are all examined when a course is considered for the list. Those overall ratings on each course are averaged to produce a final rating for each course. Then each course is ranked against other courses in the region.
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/.