Golf News for Monday, December 3, 2012 | Business

KemperSports to manage Vista Mar Golf & Beach Resort in San Carlos, Panama

NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- KemperSports, the most trusted name in golf course management, has been selected by Grupo Shahani to manage the golf course and beach club at Vista Mar Golf & Beach Resort in San Carlos, Panama. In addition to managing resort amenities, KemperSports will also assist with the development of a future clubhouse, as well as other planned amenities including a spa and fitness center.

Developed by Grupo Shahani, one of the largest construction and real estate development companies in Panama, Vista Mar Golf & Beach Resort is an exclusive beach and residential community located approximately one hour from Panama City on more than 700 acres along the Pacific Coast of Panama. The central feature of the resort is an 18-hole, par-72 golf course designed by renowned golf course architect J. Michael Poellot. The golf course features expansive Paspalum fairways with strategically placed bunkers, undulating putting greens and multiple teeing areas to offer ample risk and reward shot-making opportunities for both skilled and novice golfers. The golf course at Vista Mar Golf & Beach Resort offers an ocean view from every hole, as well as majestic views of the mountains located to the North.

"KemperSports has proven expertise in managing and developing resort properties similar to Vista Mar," said Rolando Shahani, co-owner of Grupo Shahani. "We are eager to leverage this expertise to achieve our vision of welcoming guests from around the world to Panama."

In addition to golf, Vista Mar provides a variety of amenities and activities for its members and guests. The resort features a private beach club with an infinity pool overlooking the ocean, tennis courts, a meditation garden and an oceanfront restaurant Terrazas Del Mar, which features the Haute Cuisine of renowned Chef Pascal Finet. The resort also includes two helicopter landing pads to accommodate air travel.

"Vista Mar Golf & Beach Resort has great potential to be a very special resort," said Steve Skinner, chief executive officer of KemperSports. "Panama is one of the fastest growing countries in Latin America, and we look forward to working with Grupo Shahani to elevate the guest and member experience."

Residential units at Vista Mar Golf & Beach Resort range from apartments and luxury condos to two-story town houses and beachfront homes. The oceanfront homes were purposefully designed on sculpted, terraced steps so that each residence has an unobstructed and unique view of the ocean.

For more information about Vista Mar Golf & Beach Resort, please visit http://vistamarresort.com/.

About Grupo Shahani
Grupo Shahani is a family-owned company with 40 years of experience in the construction industry of Panama. Today, Grupo Shahani is developing 33 real estate projects that are residential, commercial and industrial in different social segments. Grupo Shahani has more than 60 million of squared meters to develop in the Republic of Panama. Vista Mar Golf & Beach Resort is the signature residential development. For more information about Grupo Shahani, please visit http://www.gruposhahani.com.

About KemperSports
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, The Glen Club, Desert Willow Golf Resort and Chambers Bay, host of the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, please visit http://www.kempersports.com.

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Contact:
Simon Landon
KemperLesnik
p: 312.320.0756
simon.landon@kemperlesnik.com

Luis Dutari
Grupo Shahani
p: 507.6671-7172
luis@vistamarresort.com