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Golf Range Association of America Ranks KemperSports’ Practice Facilities and Teaching Professionals Among the Best in Golf

Ten KemperSports-managed golf properties and two KemperSports staffers have been recognized with 2020 Golf Range Association of America (GRAA) Awards for their contributions to growing the game of golf.

KemperSports staffers and clients featured on the GRAA’s lists include:

Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

  • Jeff Lyle, Forest Creek Golf Club (Round Rock, Texas)
  • Ryan Young, Chambers Bay Academy (University Place, Washington)

Top 50 Public Ranges

  • Black Gold Golf Club (Yorba Linda, California)
  • Bolingbrook Golf Club (Bolingbrook, Illinois)
  • Cantigny Golf Club (Wheaton, 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)
  • Galloping Hill Golf Course (Kenilworth, New Jersey)
  • Harborside International Golf Center (Chicago, Illinois)

Top 50 Private Ranges

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

Top Range Renovations

  • Forest Creek Golf Club (Round Rock, Texas)

“There is nothing more important in our industry than introducing new players to golf and helping them enjoy the sport,” said Steve Skinner, CEO of KemperSports. “These awards recognize their deep commitment to growing the game of golf – we are fortunate to have these facilities and staffers as part of the KemperSports family.”

Every year the GRAA honors the top 50 ranges 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. A separate ranking list also recognizes the top 100 teachers who have proven themselves through their dedication to growing the game throughout the year.


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 magazineStreamsong ResortThe Glen ClubDesert Willow Golf ResortChambers 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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