Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Billy Casper Golf Selected to Manage Walkabout Golf Club in Mims, FL

(VIENNA, VA) – Billy Casper Golf – the largest owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts in the U.S. – has been selected to manage Walkabout Golf Club, the Australian-inspired masterpiece in Mims, FL, 45 minutes northeast of Orlando.

Managing all facets of the public-access Walkabout Golf Club operation, BCG will direct course and property maintenance, staffing and training, clubhouse activities, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing and public relations, special events and financial management.

“The level of quality and service Billy Casper Golf provides is unmatched in the industry,” says Igor Olenicoff, Founder of Olen Properties, the Southern California developer that owns Walkabout.  “Providing memorable experiences for guests is its specialty all the while operating clubs effectively and efficiently.”

“Billy Casper Golf is proud to operate Walkabout Golf Club,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of BCG.  “A favorite for its entertaining layout unlike any other course in region, we will inject new programming to further enhance its stellar reputation.”

Designed by Perry Dye – son of renowned architect Pete Dye – and LPGA Champion Jan Stephenson, Walkabout Golf Club opened in 2003 and features lush playing surfaces, native vegetation and gentle mounding.  The 18-hole, 7,146-yard, par-72 layout is no “walk in the park” with water in play on 13 holes and bunkers guarding undulated greens.  For higher handicaps, five sets of tees and generous fairways ensure benevolence and enjoyment.  Walkabout’s No. 1 handicap hole is the 455-yard, par-4 fourth hole with hazards off the tee, woodlands right and a lake that envelops much of the green.

A par-3 19th hole with a green shaped like the continent of Australia is popular for post-round entertainment.  Three-time PGA Tour winner and Florida resident Chris DiMarco holds the course record of 8-under-par 64.  With a grass driving range, putting and chipping greens, and professional instruction for all ages and abilities, Walkabout Golf Club is a perfect spot for golfers looking to sharpen their games.

The new, 16,000 square-foot clubhouse includes a fully-stocked pro shop with the latest in equipment and apparel from top brands.  "The Hideaway at Walkabout” is a new Key West-style restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

More information: www.walkaboutgolf.com, 321.385.2099.

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