Golf News for Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | Courses

Billy Casper Golf, Buffalo Communications courses on Golfweek list

VIENNA, Va. -- Billy Casper Golf (BCG) and its Buffalo Communications (Buffalo) division have contributed to 27 courses earning top rankings on the recently-released Golfweek 2014 "Best Courses You Can Play" state-by-state list.

Owner and operator of more than 170 golf courses, country clubs and resorts nationwide, BCG-managed Wintonbury Hills Golf Course ranks No. 2 in Connecticut while Lederach Golf Club comes in No. 10 in Pennsylvania. Perennial favorites Mauna Kea Golf Club and Royal Ka'anapali Golf Club rank No. 5 and 14, respectively, in Hawaii.

Buffalo manages PR for dozens of golf properties directly and others through tourism agencies and golf cooperatives. Top finishers on the Golfweek list include Harbour Town Golf Links (No. 2), Heron Point by Pete Dye (No. 13) in South Carolina; the Prince Course at Princeville Golf Club (No. 2) in Hawaii; Circling Raven Golf Club (No. 3) in Idaho; Salish Cliffs Golf Club (No. 3) in Washington; Pound Ridge Golf Club (No. 4) in New York; Old American Golf Club (No. 6) in Texas; The Champions Course at PGA National (No. 11) in Florida; and Saddle Creek Resort (No. 12) in California.

Several other courses which partner with BCG-Buffalo rank among the top 10 in their respective states.

"Making the Golfweek 'Best Courses You Can Play' rankings is a huge honor for Billy Casper Golf," says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of BCG. "It speaks volumes about our talented teams consistently providing exceptional course conditions and overall guest experiences."

The state-by-state rankings - tallied by hundreds of Golfweek raters - takes into account the overall strength of routing, feature shaping, natural settings, greens, the variety and remarkable nature of holes, conditioning and maintenance, landscape management and other criteria.

"Golfweek raters take their jobs very seriously," says Rich Katz, Managing Director of Buffalo. "Being featured on the list shows course owners should explore partnering with Billy Casper Golf as well as leveraging Buffalo's strong media relationships."

About Billy Casper Golf
Founded more than 20 years ago in cooperation with golf legend Billy Casper, the company is the largest owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts in the U.S. with more than 170 properties in 28 states. Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia with regional offices across America, BCG directs course and property maintenance, staffing and training, clubhouse operations, food-and-beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing and public relations, special events and financial management.

Billy Casper Golf divisions:
• Buffalo Communications is the leading global golf-lifestyle public relations, branding, marketing-communications and creative services firm representing top brands in and related to golf.

• Buffalo Turf & Landscape Company provides golf course agronomic programs with a new fee-for-service structure that allows owners unfettered visibility into actual activities and costs.

• Women on Course is the nation's premier golf-networking organization, further solidifying Billy Casper Golf's commitment to grow participation in the golf lifestyle.

More information:, 703.761.1444.

About Buffalo Communications
Headquartered outside Washington DC with offices in New York, Boston, Miami, Minneapolis, Phoenix and Raleigh, the global golf-specialty firm has expanded to also represent companies and organizations in sports, travel, hospitality, real estate, fashion and luxury products segments. Through its strategy, public relations, branding, marketing-communications, social media and creative services work, clients grow their brand awareness-equity and, ultimately, revenues. Buffalo's portfolio includes ECCO, Fila Golf, Gavlin Green, Kaua'i Visitors Bureau, LPGA Tour, PHIT America, PGA National Resort & Spa, Sea Pines Resort, Team Express and the World Golf Foundation.

More information:, 703.761.1444.

Andy DeKeuster
Billy Casper Golf / Buffalo Communications