NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- KemperSports recently named Kevin Michael general manager of Newport Dunes Golf Club, the newly-constructed Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course at Newport Beach and Golf, a resort community on Texas' Mustang Island which opened the course for play Sept. 4 and will host a grand opening event Oct. 18. Michael will be responsible for all daily operations of the club.
Prior to joining KemperSports, Michael served as president of his own golf course management consulting firm, as well as co-owner and developer of 4-Star Service Online Training. He has extensive experience in opening high-end daily fee clubs as general manager, having led his team to a very successful opening at Cowboys Golf Club in Dallas, Texas, in 2000. Prior to that assignment he opened The Golf Club at Castle Hills in Lewisville, Texas.
Michael is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University who earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, as well as an MBA with emphasis on Accounting and Finance from the same university. He has been a PGA Class 'A' Member since 1995.
"Kevin has a strong background of first class management experience," said KemperSports CEO, Steve Skinner. "He will be an asset to Newport Dunes as it makes its name as a premier Texas golf destination."
The 18-hole layout, named Newport Dunes, is part of the first phase of construction at the coastal destination, which upon completion will feature residential villages, multiple hotels, a marina, tennis and beach clubs, two golf courses and other premium amenities to Mustang Island, located on the south end of Port Aransas.
Newport Dunes, surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and Corpus Christi Bay, plays to a par 71 while providing outstanding vistas and ornamental landscapes. Of his more than 300 golf courses and clubs worldwide, Newport Dunes is golf icon and course designer Arnold Palmer's first seaside golf destination. Managed by KemperSports, the course features steep-faced, Scottish-style bunkers, uninterrupted waterfront views, movement in the fairways and scenic lakes set along the seaside.
For more information on Newport Beach and Golf or Newport Dunes, contact 800.985.6344 or visit www.newportbeachandgolf.com.
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports operates golf facilities as well as athletic clubs, lodging venues and major sporting events, including nationally ranked courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Chambers Bay, Harding Park, Dorado Beach Resort & Club, The Glen Club, the Chicago Park District golf facilities and Desert Willow Golf Resort. Affiliate KemperSports Marketing & Communications, a sports marketing, events and public relations agency, has produced and managed major national and international events and communications programs, including the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational college basketball tournament, numerous PGA TOUR events and The Art of Food & Wine Palm Desert. For more information, visit www.kempersports.com.