Golf News for Thursday, August 15, 2013 | Business

KemperSports to manage California's Oakmont Golf Club golf course

NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- KemperSports, the most trusted name in golf, announced that it has been selected to manage the Oakmont Golf Club (OGC), a semi-private, member owned, golf club located in the vibrant Oakmont Retirement Community in Santa Rosa, Calif. Oakmont Golf Club has garnered a reputation for providing courses that give players, of every level of proficiency, a wonderful golfing experience, all within the picturesque surroundings of the Mayacama Mountains.

Oakmont offers two 18-hole layouts - the Championship West Course offers challenging green complexes with strategically placed bunkers, while the par-63 East Course delivers a similar golf experience on a smaller scale with additional bunkering and water hazards. The courses offer scenic views of the Annadel State Park Forest.

Both courses are designed by Ted Robinson. Robinson, a past President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, gained acclaim for more than 160 design projects, including Sahalee Country Club, host of the 1998 PGA Championship.

"Oakmont Golf Club is a property with a rich history in the local market," said Steve Skinner, chief executive officer of KemperSports. "We look forward to working with staff and ownership on ways to enhance the overall experience at the club for the members and the community at large."

The golf club includes a clubhouse, grill, restaurant facilities used for special occasions and a large banquet space. In addition to 36 holes of golf, the golf facilities, contain two golf shops, features a full practice area at the West Course, that includes a double-sided driving range, with grass and matts, a practice bunker, a chipping green and putting greens at both courses.

For more information on Oakmont Golf Club, visit www.oakmontgc.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 contacts:
B.R. Koehnemann
KemperSports
847.480.4844
brkoehnemann@kempersports.com