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Since the company was founded in 1979, KemperSports and KemperSports' managed properties have received national acclaim for nearly every aspect of facility management ranging from golf course quality to community impact; from environmental stewardship to customer service.

Our portfolio of recognition and achievements is diverse. Each year, many of KemperSports' municipally-managed facilities are recognized for being the best in the country, and our premium daily-fee facilities are considered among the top you can play. Perhaps most noteworthy in today's climate is the peer acknowledgement as the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 Club Managment Firm of the Year and for the recognition we have received for consistently operating our facilities in an environmentally-sound manner.

KemperSports' success and recognition across the industry is the result of superior leadership and an innovative approach to management that embraces a hands-on, client-centric approach while empowering all staff members. As a result, KemperSports' CEO, Steve Skinner, and President, Josh Lesnik, are both consistently included in Golf Inc. Magazine's list of "Most Powerful People in Golf." 

In addition to the multitude of accolades that our company has received over the years, KemperSports has also garnered significant accolades for hosting, managing and marketing collegiate, professional and national amateur golf tournaments for over 40 years. We recently hosted several Senior PGA Championships presented by KitchenAid at Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor, MI, and the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in University Place, WA.

KemperSports manages more top-100 golf courses than any other golf management company in the industry. Some of the recent awards KemperSports-managed properties have received include:

GOLF Magazine Top 100 You Can Play:

  • No. 2 – Pacific Dunes (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 8 – Bandon Dunes (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 10 – Streamsong Red (Streamsong, FL)
  • No. 11 – Old Macdonald (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 12 – Bandon Trails (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 14 – Streamsong Blue (Streamsong, FL)
  • No. 17 – Chambers Bay (University Place, WA)
  • No. 90 – The Glen Club (Glenview, IL)
  • No. 2 – Pacific Dunes (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 4 - Old Macdonald (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 6 - Bandon Dunes (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 9 - Bandon Trails (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 12 - Streamsong Red (Streamsong, FL)
  • No. 15 - Sand Valley (Rome, WI)
  • No. 18 - Streamsong Blue (Streamsong, FL)
  • No. 42 - Golden Horseshoe - Gold Course (Williamsburg, VA)
  • No. 50 - Tobacco Road (Sanford, NC)
  • No. 52 - The Wilderness at Fortune Bay (Tower, MN)
  • No. 17 - Pacific Dunes (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 32 - Bandon Dunes (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 46 - Bandon Trails (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 47 - Streamsong Red (Streamsong, FL)
  • No. 52 - Sand Valley (Rome, WI)
  • No. 57 - Old Macdonald (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 64 - Streamsong Blue (Streamsong, FL)
  • No. 98 - Chambers Bay (University Place, WA)

Golf Digest The Best Courses in Every State:

  • Florida: No. 4 Streamsong Red; No. 5 Streamsong Blue
  • Illinois: No. 15 Bull Valley 
  • Maryland: No. 10 Whiskey Creek
  • Minnesota: No. 9 The Wilderness at Fortune Bay
  • Missouri: No. 7 Country Club of St. Albans (Lewis & Clark); No. 8 Buffalo Ride Springs (Big Cedar Lodge); No. 10 Country Club of St. Albans (Tavern Creek)
  • North Carolina: No. 17 Tobacco Road
  • Virginia: No. 12 Golden Horseshoe (Gold)
  • Washington: No. 2 Chambers Bay
  • No. 2 - Pacific Dunes (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 7 - Bandon Dunes (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 10 - Old Macdonald (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 14 - Bandon Trails (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 17 - Streamsong Red (Streamsong, FL)
  • No. 22 - Streamsong Blue (Streamsong, FL)
  • No. 24 - Chambers Bay (University Place, WA)
  • No. 57 - The Wilderness at Fortune Bay (Tower, MN)
More than $70 category
  • Winner - Butterfield Trail (El Paso, TX)
  • Top-5 overall - The Wilderness at Fortune Bay (Tower, MN)
  • Top-5 overall - Cantigny Golf (Wheaton, IL)
  • Top-5 overall - Heron Glen Golf Course (Ringoes, NJ)
  • Top-5 overall - Streamsong Resort (Streamsong, FL)
Less than $70 category
  • Winner - Sand Creek Station Golf Course (Newton, KS)
  • Top-5 overall - Riverside Golf Course (Janesville, WI)
  • Top-5 overall - Tunica National Golf & Tennis (Tunica, MS)
  • Top-5 overall - Stone Creek Golf Club (Urbana, IL)
  • Top-5 overall - Wild Wings Golf Club (Woodland, CA)
  • California: No. 24 Desert Willow (Firecliff)
  • Florida: No. 2 Streamsong Red; No. 3 Streamsong Blue
  • Illinois: No. 7 Cantigny Golf; No. 9 Harborside International (Starboard); No. 13 The Glen Club
  • Kansas: No. 4 Sand Creek Station
  • Maryland: No. 5 Whiskey Creek
  • Minnesota: No. 2 The Wilderness at Fortune Bay; No. 5 The Jewel
  • Missouri: No. 2 Buffalo Ridge Springs (Big Cedar Lodge); No. 5 Shoal Creek
  • New Jersey: No. 8 Heron Glen; No. 14 Galloping Hill
  • North Carolina: No. 6 Tobacco Road
  • Oregon: No. 1 Pacific Dunes; No. 2 Old Macdonald; No. 3 Bandon Dunes; No. 4 Bandon Trails
  • Texas: No. 4 Butterfield Trail
  • Virginia: No. 3 Golden Horseshoe (Gold)
  • Washington: No. 1 Chambers Bay
  • Wisconsin: No. 3 Sand Valley
  • Streamsong Resort (Streamsong, FL)
  • Big Cedar Lodge (Ridgedale, MO)
  • Sand Valley Golf Resort (Rome, WI)
  • Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 2 - Pacific Dunes (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 5 - Old Macdonald (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 8 - Bandon Dunes (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 17 - Bandon Trails (Bandon, OR)
  • No. 35 - Streamsong Red (Streamsong, FL)
  • No. 41 - Chambers Bay (University Place, WA)
  • No. 46 - The Dunes Club (New Buffalo, MI)
  • No. 55 - Streamsong Blue (Streamsong, FL)
  • No. 61 - Sand Valley (Rome, WI)