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Links Magazine names 9 KemperSports-managed courses to list of best you can play by big-name architects

Magazine editors identify best courses from 20 leading architects

NORTHBROOK, Illinois, November 24, 2020 – Nine KemperSports-managed courses rate among the personal bests from leading golf architects that anyone can play, according to a new ranking by LINKS Magazine. The round-up evaluates courses designed by 20 leading architects dating from the game’s earliest days in the United States until now and ranks the architect’s top course designs.

“This impressive list of public and resort courses is a testament to our clients and their success,” said Josh Lesnik, president of KemperSports. “We take great pride in supporting our clients, and we are very proud to have partnered with many of these well-known architects from the early design through opening to create truly unique golf experiences and help our clients achieve their visions.”

KemperSports-managed course featured on the LINKS list include:

  • Bandon Dunes, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort – Bandon, Oregon, designed by David McLay Kidd
  • Bandon Trails, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort – Bandon, Oregon, designed by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw
  • Chambers Bay Golf Course – Tacoma, Washington, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.
  • Mammoth Dunes, Sand Valley Golf Resort – Nekoosa, Wisconsin, designed by David McLay Kidd
  • Mossy Oak Golf Club – West Point, Mississippi, designed by Gil Hanse
  • Old Macdonald, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort – Bandon, Oregon, designed by Tom Doak
  • Pacific Dunes, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort – Bandon, Oregon, designed by Tom Doak
  • Rock Spring Golf Club – West Orange, New Jersey, designed by Seth Raynor
  • Streamsong Black, Streamsong Resort – Streamsong, Florida, designed by Gil Hanse

In identifying the best courses from its 20 leading architects, the editors at LINKS Magazine had two criteria: At least one be in the United States, and the course had to be their original design (although it may have since been renovated).

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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 magazineStreamsong Resort;The Glen ClubDesert Willow Golf ResortChambers Bay, host of the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, please visit

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