Monday, February 23, 2015

Billy Casper Golf Selected to Manage Enger Park, Lester Park Golf Courses in Duluth, MN

(VIENNA, VA) – Billy Casper Golf (BCG) – the largest owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts in the U.S. – has been selected to manage Enger Park and Lester Park golf courses in Duluth, MN, just off the shores of picturesque Lake Superior.

For the public-access operations, BCG will direct course and property maintenance, staffing and training, clubhouse activities, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing and public relations, special events and financial management.

“We are excited to work with the experts at Billy Casper Golf,” says Jim Filby Williams, Director of Public Administration for the City of Duluth.  “The company is known for boosting the quality of golf and financial performance of municipal golf courses.”

“Managing Duluth’s storied, public courses is an honor,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of BCG.  “Our team will inject fresh, new programming and special events to further enhance their reputations as ‘must plays’ for locals and visitors alike.”

The two courses enjoy deep connections with the community, hosting the Minnesota Section PGA of America Junior Tour as well as roughly 70 tournaments and 40 fundraising events annually.  In addition, they serve more than 180 families with innovative youth golf programs and nearly 1,100 men and women golfers during weekly league play.

Enger Park and Lester Park golf courses contribute to Duluth being named a “Best City in America for Public Golf” by Golf Digest, the “Best Outdoors Town in America” by Outside Magazine and one of Lonely Planet’s “10 Must-See U.S. Destinations for 2015.”  Reinvigorating its economy as a city with abundant recreational outlets, spectacular water and sightseeing venues, and thriving engineering, aviation and health care businesses, Minnesota’s fourth largest metropolitan area attracts millions of visitors annually.

About Enger Park Golf Course
Just south of downtown set atop a high bluff, Enger Park treats golfers to immaculate conditions and breathtaking views of Duluth Harbor.  Built in 1927 near the historic Enger Park Tower, the 27-hole course features three, distinct parkland-, links- and traditional-style layouts.  Ranging from 3,168 to 3,359 yards, the par-36, “Front 9,” “Middle 9” and “Back 9” designs present strategic bunkering, several doglegs and scenic ponds while four sets of tees ensure fun but fair tests for all handicappers.

About Lester Park Golf Course
Just north of downtown, Lester Park is well known for its natural beauty and panoramic views of Lake Superior on 20 of its 27 holes.  Opened in 1932, the classic layout is set alongside the Lester River and meanders through open expanses and densely wooded areas.  Ranging from 3,182 to 3,417 yards, the par-36, “Front 9,” “Back 9” and “Lake 9” courses present golfers with narrow fairways, exciting elevation changes and gently undulated greens.

Like Enger Park, Lester Park boasts an all-grass driving range, putting green and chipping green with bunker.  The clubhouse includes lockers, fully-stock golf shop with the name-brand equipment and apparel, and a snack bar and grill for quick bites and drinks.

More information:, 703.361.1444.

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