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KemperSports Clients Rank Among Golf Range Association of America’s Top Ranges of the Year

KemperSports Clients Rank Among Golf Range Association of America’s Top Ranges of the Year

NORTHBROOK, Illinois, February 12, 2020 – KemperSports is pleased to announce that 11 of its clients have been recognized among the Golf Range Association of America’s (GRAA) Top Ranges, taking honors in the public, private and renovation categories.

“The driving range and learning center at each golf facility is critical to the golf experience and the future of the game,” said Steve Skinner, CEO of KemperSports. “These facilities not only have a well designed range but they have the programs in place to welcome new golfers and help all players improve their game. We are proud of each of these facilities and their staff.”

KemperSports clients featured on the GRAA’s lists include:

Top 50 Public Ranges

  • Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon, Oregon)
  • Big Cedar Lodge (Ridgedale, Missouri)
  • Black Gold Golf Club (Yorba Linda, California)
  • Bolingbrook Golf Club (Bolingbrook, Illinois)
  • Chambers Bay (University Place, Washington)
  • Colwood Golf Center (Portland, Oregon)
  • Desert Willow Golf Resort (Palm Desert, California)
  • Forest Creek Golf Club (Round Rock, Texas)
  • Harborside International Golf Center (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Thornberry Creek at Oneida (Oneida, Wisconsin)

Top 50 Private Ranges

  • The Country Club at St. Albans (St. Albans, Missouri)

Top Range Renovations

  • Big Cedar Lodge (Ridgedale, Missouri)

Every year the GRAA honors the Top 50 range and practice facilities that cater to the public golfer, the private facilities that serve an exclusive membership, and those that offer a stand-alone experience. Criteria for the Top 50 looks at each facility’s amenities and services, technology integration, clinics and workshops, revenue and more.

About KemperSports

Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports builds, owns, leases and manages golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs and lodging venues across the U.S. and Caribbean. The company manages an award-winning portfolio including nationally-ranked courses, private clubs, municipal 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; Streamsong Resort; The Glen Club; Desert Willow Golf Resort; Chambers Bay, host of the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, please visit

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Elizabeth Epstein



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