Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Seven KemperSports Properties Named to GOLF Magazine’s List of Top 100 Courses You Can Play

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Chambers Bay, The Glen Club and The Prairie Club are recognized in 2012 list

(NORTHBROOK, Ill.) – Seven KemperSports managed properties have recently been recognized by GOLF Magazine and named to the publication’s 2012 list of “Top 100 Courses You Can Play.” Determined by GOLF Magazine’s course-rating panelists, this list is published biennially in the September issue of the publication and features the best public-access courses in the U.S.

Pacific Dunes at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore., tops the list this year and is ranked as the best public course in the U.S. by GOLF Magazine. The course maintained its top position from 2010 and has held the highest ranking on this list since 2006.

Following Pacific Dunes (No. 1), the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” list features Bandon Dunes in Bandon, Ore., No. 8, Old Macdonald in Bandon, Ore., No. 9, Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., No. 14, Bandon Trails in Bandon, Ore., No. 15, The Glen Club in Glenview, Ill., No. 72, and The Dunes Course at The Prairie Club in Valentine, Neb., No. 78.

“It is a great honor to have a number of our managed properties ranked by the prestigious GOLF Magazine panel,” said Steve Skinner, CEO of KemperSports. “We are equally proud of the numerous other courses in our portfolio that have also been ranked among the best in their state.”

The Dunes Course at The Prairie Club is new to the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” list this year. Designed by Tom Lehman and Chris Brands, the course opened in May 2010 and was built into the natural, wind-shaped landscape of the Sand Hills region of western Nebraska. Pacific Dunes, Bandon Dunes, Old Macdonald, Chambers Bay, Bandon Trails and The Glen Club were all featured in the previous Top 100 list, which was published in September 2010.

As part of GOLF Magazine’s biennial “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” list, the publication also ranks the best public courses in every state. Below is a list of KemperSports-managed properties that have also been recognized by region in the publication’s 2012 list of “Best Public Golf Courses in Every State.”

· No. 15: Desert Willow Golf Resort (Firecliff), Palm Desert
· No. 16: Old Corkscrew, Estero
· No. 2: The Glen Club, Glenview
· No. 5: Prairie View Golf Club, Carmel
· No. 2: Sand Creek Station, Newton
· No. 3: Whiskey Creek Golf Course, Ijamsville
· No. 8: The Golf Club at Harbor Shores, Benton Harbor
· No. 2: The Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Tower
· No. 2: The Prairie Club (Dunes), Valentine
· No. 3: The Prairie Club (Pines), Valentine
New Jersey
· No. 16: Heron Glen Golf Course, Ringoes
New York
· No. 11: Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club, Lewiston
· No. 1: Pacific Dunes, Bandon
· No. 2: Bandon Dunes, Bandon
· No. 3: Old Macdonald, Bandon
· No. 4: Bandon Trails, Bandon
· No. 15: Bandon Preserve, Bandon
· No. 9: Butterfield Trail Golf Club, El Paso
· No. 1: Chambers Bay, University Place

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