Golf News for Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | Courses

KemperSports to manage The Castle Course at Northern Bay Resort, Wisconsin

NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- KemperSports announced that it has been selected to manage The Castle Course at Northern Bay Resort in Arkdale, WI. The Course becomes KemperSports' fourth managed property in Wisconsin and adds to the organization's growing portfolio in the state.

Located 30 miles north of The Wisconsin Dells along the shores of Castle Rock Lake, The Castle Course at Northern Bay Resort features an 18-hole replica golf course that was ranked the 4th Best New Public Golf Course by Golf Digest in 2006. The course had gained national acclaim for its remakes of classically designed golf holes such as Augusta National Nos. 13 and 16, Oakland Hills No. 5, Firestone No. 16, TPC Sawgrass No. 17 (voted the No. 2 best par-3 hole in Wisconsin by The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel), Bay Hill No. 18 and Oakmont No. 3.

The golf course is part of a full-service resort that also includes overnight accommodations with on-site houses and condo rentals, marina on Castle Rock Lake with swimming beach and boat rentals and clubhouse with several dining options, including the recently renovated Island View Restaurant.

"After assuming ownership in 2010, we have been encouraged by the overall results, however, we felt the need to create a partnership with a firm that specializes in high end golf resort management," said President Darrel Malek. "After a thorough review, we found that the expertise, capabilities and values of KemperSports were perfectly aligned to partner with us in order to expand on the progress we've made. We are also looking forward to seeing all of the new guests that their outstanding marketing network will bring to experience everything that Northern Bay has to offer."

"The Castle Course is a very strong golf course that we believe has tremendous potential," said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. "We look forward to working with the ownership group and staff to bring greater attention to the resort and enhance the guest experience."

For more information on Northern Bay Resort, 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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