Patrick O’Donoghue

Hospitality Veteran Patrick O’Donoghue selected as General Manager of Deerpath Golf Course

KemperSports Hires Hospitality Veteran Patrick O’Donoghue as General Manager of Deerpath Golf Course

NORTHBROOK, Illinois, April 20, 2021 KemperSports is pleased to announce that Patrick O’Donoghue has been hired as the general manager for Deerpath Golf Course in Lake Forest, Illinois. In this role, O’Donoghue will oversee golf and food and beverage operations for this city-owned municipal golf course and lead the team in delivering best in class customer service. In addition, O’Donoghue will oversee the food and beverage operations at Forest Park Beach, which is located in Lake Forest and also owned by the city.

“We are excited to welcome Patrick to Deerpath Golf Course and the Lake Forest community,” said Vince Juarez, regional operations executive at KemperSports. “His experience in food and beverage, expertise in hospitality management, and passion for customer service make him a great addition to our team.”

O’Donoghue is a 10-year food and beverage industry veteran and spent the last five years as general manager of Prime and Provisions Steakhouse in Chicago. Prior to that, O’Donoghue worked as an assistant general manager for more than five years at Wildfire Chicago within the Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group. He holds a Bachelor of Business Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management from St. Ambrose University.


About Deerpath Golf Course

Located in Lake Forest, Deerpath Golf Course is an 18-hole public course, measuring 6,255 yards with a par 70 and 5,454 yards with a par 72. Additional amenities of Deerpath Golf Course include a grass tee driving range, practice chipping area, golf shop with a complete line of golf merchandise and the Sandwedge Grill, perfect for lunch or dinner enjoyed with full bar services inside or outside on the Kiely patio. Deerpath offers an outstanding experience for Chicago’s North Shores suburbs. For more information about Deerpath Golf Course, please visit

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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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