The Village Club of Sands Point (Sands Point, New York)

KemperSports and The Village Club of Sands Point Welcome Jeffrey Shephard as General Manager

KemperSports and The Village Club of Sands Point Welcome Jeffrey Shephard as General Manager

20-Year Industry Veteran to Join Property Staff and Oversee Member Engagement and Club Operations for The Village Club of Sands Point

SANDS POINT, New York — The Village Club of Sands Point, a premier family-friendly private club owned by the Village of Sands Point and managed by KemperSports, is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Shepard has joined the team as general manager. In this role, Shepard will oversee all club operations for the historic Long Island club.

Shepard brings more than 20 years of experience in the golf and resort industry to his new role at The Village Club of Sands Point. Most recently, he served as a regional director of operations for a multi-course operator where he oversaw business development and operational strategies for 10 East Coast properties. Prior to that, Shepard held key leadership positions at top private clubs around the country, including general manager of the private clubs at Pinehurst Resort, host of the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open.

“Jeff brings a unique background and experience to our team at The Village Club,” said Chairman of the Operating Committee Matt Engel. “His reputation, experience and passion for member service make him a great fit for the position and for the memorable experience that we deliver for our members and their guests. We look forward to working with Jeff as we continue to build on our success at The Village Club.”

Shepard is a Class “A” PGA Member and holds a Business Management/Sports Management degree from Champlain College in Burlington, VT.

The Village Club is located within the Village of Sands Point, just minutes from the Long Island Expressway and 40 minutes by train from New York City. The 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones and recently updated by Tom Doak, is the centerpiece of the club. Additional amenities include a newly remodeled swimming pool facility overlooking Hempstead Harbor, 12 regulation tennis courts, 5 platform tennis courts, unique event space and exceptional dining outlets.


About The Village Club of Sands Point

The Village Club of Sands Point sits on more than 200 acres of land facing the Long Island Sound on the fabled Gold Coast of Long Island. The property was founded as the estate of Isaac Guggenheim in 1918 and held by the family until 1953, when it was purchased by the IBM Corporation as a corporate country club and retreat for New York area employees. The Village of Sands Point assumed ownership of the property in 1994 and developed it into a Village Club for the enjoyment of Sands Point and other local community residents. Widely considered one of the most vibrant and active clubs on Long Island, The Village Club enjoys a rich history of exceptional golf and amenities for its members and their guests. For more information, 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, 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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