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KemperSports to Manage The Bog Golf Course



KemperSports to Manage The Bog Golf Course


18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Design remains one of the top courses in the Midwest


NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 7, 2015KemperSports announced today that it has been selected to manage The Bog Golf Course in Saukville, Wis. Built in 1995, The Bog jumped onto the national scene as it was immediately named to Golf Digest’s Top 10 Best New Courses of the Year. The 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Design intimately routes through the dynamic terrain of the Cedarburg Bog that includes woods, wetlands, rolling hills and native wildlife.


Under new ownership as of July 1 by the Milwaukee-Wis.-based Hammes family, KemperSports has been retained to leverage its expertise in golf, events, and weddings, providing unsurpassed customer service. KemperSports will bring fresh operational ideas, innovative marketing solutions and access to KemperCollection and KemperClub, two strategic initiatives available only to its managed portfolio of best in class golf courses and private clubs.


The golf course, which has hosted numerous USGA qualifying events and Wisconsin State Golf Association Championships, is considered by Golf Channel to be a top-5 Arnold Palmer-designed course that you can play.


In addition to award-winning golf, the club includes a full-service, 10,500 sq. ft. clubhouse with bar, restaurant and ample banquet space making it a top destination for outings and weddings. The 50-acre practice center was named a top-50 driving range by the Golf Ranges Association of America (GRAA) in 2012 and 2014.  


“We believe The Bog is one of the highest quality courses in Southeastern Wisconsin,” said Mike Hammes, Partner. “Through our partnership with KemperSports, we are confident that the facilities and course will be well cared for and maintained.”


“We are appreciative of the opportunity to manage one of the most highly respected golf courses in a state that is quickly becoming a golf mecca,” said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. “Working closely with the ownership group, our goal will be to bring fresh ideas to the table while continuing to define a great golf experience.”


KemperSports now manages six courses in the state of Wisconsin.


For more information on The Bog, 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 and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, named the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America by Golf Digest and GOLF magazine; The Glen Club; Desert Willow Golf Resort; Harbor Shores, site of the 2012 and 2014 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid; and Chambers Bay, host of the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, please visit

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