Golf News for Thursday, January 16, 2014 | Courses

KemperSports retained to manage Colorado's Greeley Country Club

NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- KemperSports announced today that it has been selected to manage Greeley Country Club in Greeley, CO. Built in 1920, Greeley Country Club is one of the oldest private clubs in the state. The Club becomes the latest addition to KemperCollection, KemperSports' growing portfolio of private clubs.

Located 50 miles north of Denver, the member-owned club includes an 18-hole golf course, regulation-sized swimming pool, tennis courts and multiple dining options including banquet space. Originally built as a 9-hole course by Tom Bendelow in 1920, the course was expanded to 18 holes in 1962 by Press Maxwell. Both architects are well known by golf historians for their ageless designs. Bendelow is best known for his designs at East Lake Golf Club and all three courses at Medinah Country Club while Maxwell teamed up with his father, notable architect Perry Maxwell, at classic designs including Southern Hills and Prairie Dunes.

"We are excited to welcome the experience and expertise of the KemperSports team to Greeley Country Club," said Rick Meis, President of Greeley Country Club. "As the private club business has gotten more difficult to manage, and our marketing needs have become more apparent, the Club's Board of Directors decided it was in the best interest of the club to get a professional club management company to help us manage and market the club to ensure we will remain a vibrant club for another 90 years."

"Greeley Country Club has been an important part of the Greeley community for nearly a century," said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. "We look forward to getting to know the members and enhancing the member experience and programs."

Upon assuming management duties, KemperSports will evaluate all aspects of the club including membership categories and programs as well as implementing service training practices for all staff.

For more information on Greeley Country Club, visit

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

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