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Golf Advisor Honors Thirty Four KemperSports Supported Facilities

Thirty-four KemperSports Client Courses Score High Marks with Golf Advisor Reviewers, Earn 2021 Golf Advisor Golfers’ Choice Awards

 NORTHBROOK, Illinois, February 24, 2021 – Thirty-four KemperSports client courses have been recognized with a 2021 Golfers’ Choice Award, an honor based on reviews from Golf Advisor’s community of recreational golfers from coast to coast. KemperSports’ clients ranked among the best in several categories, including top in the nation, state, short golf courses, most improved, best value, pace of play, and off-course amenities areas. Additionally, 20 courses were listed in the top 10 of their respective Best of State Golf Course rankings.

“At KemperSports we are most proud of the connection we are able to make with golfers,” said Steve Skinner, CEO of KemperSports.  “These awards are a direct result of the great work our General Managers and staff do to understand the needs of the golf customer and deliver a memorable experience. Congratulations to all of our properties on this achievement.”

KemperSports-managed and partner properties featured on Golf Advisor’s Golfers’ Choice lists include:

Golfers’ Choices: Top 50 U.S. Courses

  • The Wilderness at Lake Jackson (Lake Jackson, Texas)
  • Streamsong Black (Streamsong, Florida)

Golfers’ Choices: Best of State Golf Courses


  • Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club (Dinuba)
  • Desert Willow Golf Resort, Firecliff (Palm Desert)
  • The Links at Bodega Harbour (Bodega Bay)


  • Streamsong Black (Streamsong)
  • Streamsong Red (Streamsong)


  • Harborside International Golf Center, Port and Starboard (Chicago)
  • Cantigny Golf (Wheaton)


  • Sand Creek Station (Newton)


  • Whiskey Creek Golf Club (Ijamsville)
  • Links at Perry Cabin (Saint Michaels)


  • The Jewel Golf Club (Lake City)


  • Tunica National Golf & Tennis (Tunica)
  • Old Waverly Golf Club (West Point)
  • Mossy Oak Golf Club (West Point)


  • Mountain Top at Big Cedar Lodge (Hollister)
  • Buffalo Ridge at Big Cedar Lodge (Hollister)
  • Top of the Rock Golf at Big Cedar Lodge (Ridgedale)
  • Ozarks National at Big Cedar Lodge (Hollister)
  • Shoal Creek Golf Course (Kansas City)
  • Payne’s Valley at Big Cedar Lodge (Hollister)


  • Wilderness Ridge Golf Club (Lincoln)

 New Jersey

  • Skyway Golf Course at Lincoln Park West (Jersey City)

 New York

  • Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course (Lewiston)


  • Sheep Ranch (Bandon)
  • Bandon Dunes (Bandon)


  • The Wilderness at Lake Jackson (Lake Jackson)


  • Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, Gold Course (Williamsburg)


  • Chambers Bay (University Place)


  • Sand Valley (Nekoosa)
  • Mammoth Dunes (Nekoosa)

Golfers’ Choice: Top 25 Most Improved Golf Courses

  • Buffalo Creek Golf Club (Rockwall, Texas)
  • Chambers Bay (University Place, Washington)

Golfers’ Choice: Top 25 Golf Course Values in the U.S.

  • The Wilderness at Lake Jackson (Lake Jackson, Texas)

Golfers’ Choice: Top 25 Golf Courses for Pace of Play

  • Streamsong Black (Streamsong, Florida)

Golfers’ Choice: Top 25 U.S. Golf Courses for Course Conditions

  • Streamsong Black (Streamsong, Florida)

Golfers’ Choice: Top 25 Course Layouts

  • The Wilderness at Lake Jackson (Lake Jackson, Texas)

Golfers’ Choice: Top 25 Golf Courses for Off-Course Amenities

  • Streamsong Resort (Streamsong, Florida)

Golfers’ Choice: Top 25 Short Golf Courses

  • Mountain Top at Big Cedar Lodge (Hollister, Missouri)
  • Top of the Rock at Big Cedar Lodge (Hollister, Missouri)

Every year Golf Advisor compiles its best of lists from authentic golfer reviews. Criteria for the lists looks at each facility’s conditions, value, staff, layout, pace and off-course amenities. The number of reviews for each course plays a factor in rankings and reviewers are weighted based on past activity with their reviews.


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 https://www.kempersports.com/

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Elizabeth Epstein




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