NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- KemperSports named Aaron Williams General Manager of The Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich, an18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.
Williams has nearly 20 years of experience in both the golf course management and hotel industries. He joined KemperSports in 2010 as General Manager at Tapatio Springs Golf Resort in San Antonio, Texas and most recently served as the transition manager at Stonebridge Golf Club in New Orleans, La.
"Aaron is going to be a great asset to Harbor Shores, especially as we open the new clubhouse and food and beverage operation next year," said Steve Skinner, CEO of KemperSports. "His experience in the hospitality and golf industries will allow him to make an immediate impact and prepare the staff for the 2012 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid."
Williams will partner with Ross Smith, who is Director of Golf at Harbor Shores. Smith will focus full-time on golf operations and help prepare the course in advance of hosting the 2012 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid.
"I am very excited to be a part of the Harbor Shores family," said Williams. "The community has welcomed me with open arms, and I look forward to working together with everyone. There are many positive things happening in the community, and I plan on being involved and helping anywhere I can."
Williams began his career in the hotel industry with Hyatt Hotels after graduating from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. He went on to become the food and beverage director at El Conquistador Resort in Puerto Rico and then began his career in golf course management as the General Manager of Shipyard Golf Club in Hilton Head, S.C.
The Golf Club at Harbor Shores is open for public play. Tee times can be booked by visiting www.harborshoresgolf.com.
About Harbor Shores
Harbor Shores is Lake Michigan's first beach and golf community, just 90 minutes east of Chicago in Benton Harbor/St. Joseph, Mich. The community's central amenity is an 18-hole, public Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. The challenging course winds through a variety of terrain including wetlands, riverside, a hardwood forest and offers stunning views of Lake Michigan from lakeside holes. The 530-acre master-planned community plans to feature a full calendar of events and world-class amenities, including a marina village and riverwalk, town center with restaurants and shops, health and fitness center, deep-water marinas, with a boutique hotel and spa, miles of recreational trails and rivers, and acres of parks and green space. Harbor Shores will be home to nearly 800 residences, including charming cottages, signature homes, town homes and condominiums. Current real estate opportunities include golf and riverfront homesites, riverfront cottages, golf view homes and condominiums. For more information about the Harbor Shores community and golf course, visit www.harborshoreslife.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, Dorado Beach Resort & Club, The Glen Club, Desert Willow Golf Resort and Chambers Bay, host of the 2015 U.S. Open. Affiliate KemperLesnik, a sports marketing, events and public relations agency, has produced and managed major national and international events, including the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational college basketball tournament. For more information, visit www.kempersports.com.