Newly Branded Coos GC Celebrates Reopening

By | April 9, 2018

The former Watson Ranch golf course in Coos Bay, Ore. is under new ownership directed by Andre Liloc, a Seattle businessman with a technology and advertising background who most recently worked for ESPN. The 95-year-old golf course has been rerouted into a “new nine” and “original nine,” and other members of Liloc’s family are helping with graphics, apparel merchandising and restaurant management.

CC of St. Albans, Governors Club GM Take Top KemperSports Honors

By | March 9, 2018

At the management firm’s annual awards dinner, The Country Club of St. Albans (Mo.) was named Facility of the Year, and James Fitzsimmons, General Manager of The Governors Club in Brentwood, Tenn., earned the James R. Seeley Award at General Manager of the Year. Joe Smith of Swenson Park Golf Course and Van Buskirk Golf Course in Stockton, Calif. was given the Emil Esposito Golf Professional of the Year Award, and Jason Pierce of Heron Glen Golf Course in Ringoes, N.J. was named Superintendent of the Year.

At Rolling Hills CC, “Harder Is Not Better. Fun Is Better.”

By | February 23, 2018

The golf course in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., was unveiled on January 14, with designer David McLay Kidd on hand. McLay Kidd offered insight on the layout’s design, noting that “We’ve been taught that golf is all about intimidation and playing defense. I’m turning that on its head. I want my courses to breed confidence. […]

Bandon Dunes

Where Food Fuels Golf


The restaurants and culinary team at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort are as vital to the property’s success as its five pristine courses. With 85 holes of golf, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon, Ore.) has a higher cumulative course ranking than almost anywhere  draw since the resort opened to immediate rave reviews in 1999, Bandon Dunes’ […]

Golfweek Ranks Best States for Golf

By | April 20, 2017

By averaging the ratings of the top five public-access golf courses in each state, Golfweek found that Oregon came out on top, thanks almost entirely to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. California, Wisconsin, Florida and North Carolina rounded out the top five.

The ACE Club Named KemperSports Facility of the Year

By | March 8, 2017

Other awards announced at the management firm’s annual Leadership Conference included Mike Fleig of Greeley CC as General Manager of the Year, Ryan Szydlowski of Desert Willow Golf Resort
 as Golf Professional of the Year, and Blayne Sparks of The Wilderness at Lake Jackson
 as Superintendent of the Year.