Golf News for Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | Business

KemperSports to manage New Jersey's Lincoln Park West Golf Course

NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- KemperSports, the most trusted name in golf, announced that it has been selected by the Hudson County Improvement Authority to manage the construction and operation of Lincoln Park West Golf Course in Jersey City, NJ. The 9-hole course, located among 130 acres in historic Lincoln Park (1905), will serve as the cornerstone for the landfill reclamation project that is adjacent to the Hackensack River.

KemperSports will serve in the construction management capacity throughout 2014 and will oversee the operation of the golf course when it opens in summer 2015.

The par-36, 3,257-yard routing with panoramic views of New York City, will provide a true test for avid golfers while also giving youth and beginner golfers the opportunity to learn the game in a world-class setting. On land that was previously used as a golf practice facility, the course will deliver a vibrant programming calendar to engage local youth golfers and introduce the game to beginners.

"We are delighted to begin working with the Hudson County Improvement Authority on the development of Lincoln Park West," said Steve Skinner, chief executive officer of KemperSports. "We believe that this project will be a true benefit for local golfers and as asset to the regional golf community."

"The HCIA looks forward to working with KemperSports. They have a proven track record of building strong public awareness, working with local schools and finding creative ways to attract residents and seniors to public courses," said Norman Guerra, CEO of the Hudson County Improvement Authority. "By creating educational partnerships like their 'Golf Enrichment Program' and capitalizing on existing relationships with local high school golf teams, KemperSports will employ a combination of community outreach and creative marketing to draw residents to this exciting new Hudson County recreational resource."
Scorecard is below:

HOLE # PAR YARDAGE
Hole 1 4 352
Hole 2 3 200
Hole 3 5 519
Hole 4 3 130
Hole 5 4 457
Hole 6 5 532
Hole 7 4 369
Hole 8 5 523
Hole 9 3 175
TOTAL 36 3,257

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