Golf News for Wednesday, January 2, 2013 | Business

Florida's Rockledge Country Club retains KemperSports as management partner

NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- KemperSports, the most trusted name in golf course management, has been retained by the board of directors at Rockledge Country Club to provide turnkey management of the private, member-owned club in Rockledge, Fla. Rockledge Country Club, one of the oldest private clubs on the Space Coast of Florida, becomes the latest addition to KemperSports' growing private club portfolio, KemperCollection.

"Like many private clubs across the nation, we are searching for new ways to stay relevant with our members in this challenging and evolving economy," said Don Sparpana, president of Rockledge Country Club. "KemperSports is very familiar with the challenges facing our club, and their expertise, systems and collaborative approach to working with the board made them the right fit for Rockledge Country Club."

KemperSports will work closely with members and staff of Rockledge Country Club to re-establish the value proposition of a club membership. Initiatives include a vibrant social calendar with golf and non-golf events appealing to all member segments, a new member ambassador program and enhanced member communication tools, including an updated website. In addition, KemperSports will implement its proprietary customer service training program, TrueServiceTM, to improve the member and guest experience.

"Rockledge Country Club is taking a proactive approach to address the global issues facing the private club industry today," said Steve Skinner, chief executive officer of KemperSports. "Its membership and board of directors are committed to the long-term success of the club, and we look forward to tailoring our results-oriented programs to ensure a promising future at Rockledge Country Club."

Located only 45 minutes from the Orlando airport, Rockledge Country Club opened as a 9-hole course in the early 1920s and was one of the first golf courses to be built in Brevard County. The club now features a strategically-challenging 18-hole, par-71 golf course with an expansive clubhouse with a recently remodeled golf shop, full-service restaurant and lounge, a banquet and meeting facility and outdoor dining.

For more information about Rockledge Country Club, please visit http://www.rockledgecc.com/.

About KemperSports
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports builds, owns and manages golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs and lodging venues across the U.S., Caribbean and Central America. The company's award-winning portfolio includes nationally-ranked courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, named the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine; The Glen Club; Desert Willow Golf Resort; Harbor Shores, site of the 2012 and 2014 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid; 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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Media contact:
Megan Godfrey
KemperLesnik
p: 708.214.4287
megan.godfrey@kemperlesnik.com



 
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