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KemperSports Selected to Manage St. James Bay Golf Resort




KemperSports Selected to Manage St. James Bay Golf Resort




NORTHBROOK, Ill., Aug. 15, 2017 KemperSports announced today it has been selected to manage St. James Bay Golf Resort in Carrabelle, Fla. Located amid the popular travel destination of the Florida panhandle and less than 50 miles southwest of Tallahassee, Fla., St. James Bay Golf Resort enjoys a strong reputation as one of the top resort communities in the region along with serving as one of the most popular lodging destinations for traveling outdoor enthusiasts.  


“St. James Bay Golf Resort has remained a popular destination for nearly 15 years,” said John Green, President of Lynnwood Development. “We look forward to working with KemperSports and implementing their best practices to enhance the experience for our guests at the resort.”


Under new ownership, the cornerstone of the resort community is the 18-hole championship golf course. Certified as an Audubon International Certified Signature Sanctuary on behalf of the courses commitment to environmentally-efficient agronomy practices, the Robert Walker-designed golf course provides strategic options throughout the fun and inspired bay front layout.


The par-72, 6,600-yard public golf course is well-known as one of the most finely-conditioned golf courses in the state and includes water hazards on most holes. The course was built to provide a strong test of golf for low-handicap players who choose to challenge the hazards and bunkers while delivering a resort golf experience for casual golfers.


Built in 2003, the golf course remains one of the top golf courses in the state and was ranked in 2016 by Golf Advisor as no. 19 on its list of the best courses in Florida.  


The resort experience is rounded out by four golf villas surrounding the clubhouse and Crooked River Grill as well as residential condominiums overlooking the golf course. The condos offer recently-remodeled two and three-bedroom units with kitchen and private pool access.


“We are proud to manage St. James Bay Golf Resort,” said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. “It has a strong reputation and is well regarded in the market. We look forward to working with the ownership and staff to elevate all areas of the guest experience and create a truly memorable place.”


KemperSports will begin operations on August 14, 2017, and will immediately implement its best in class marketing and service programs, including TrueService – the company’s proprietary customer service training program the goal of which to deliver genuine, helpful and friendly service to every St. James Bay guest. 


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 2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship; 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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