MIKE KEISER’S BANDON DUNES RATES AT THE TOP
The Northbrook based KemperSports management
has announced that nine of it’s managed properties,
have made the Golfweek Magazine Best Modern
That amount tops more than any other golf firms
total. The list is based on visits from Golfweek
raters over a full year.
THE PAR 3, 17TH AT CHAMBERS BAY
“It is a true honor to have some many golf
facilities that we manage ranked among the
best in the modern era,” said KemperSports
Chief Executive Officer Steve Skinner.
“These accolades are true testament to the
vision of our clients, the architects and the
quality of the staffs that manage each of the
THE PAR 3 7TH AT STREAMSONG BLUE
That list includes, from the Top 100 Modern
No.2 Pacific Dunes-Bandon Or. Tom Doak
No.6 Old MacDonald-Bandon Or. Tom Doak
No.8 Bandon Dunes-Bandon Or. David Kidd
No.22 Bandon Trails-Bandon Or, Ben Crenshaw
and Bill Coore.
No.24 Chambers Bay University Place Wash.
Robert Trent Jones Jr.
No.28 The Dunes Club-New Buffalo Mich.
Dick Nugent/Jim Urbina
No. 29 Streamsong Red-Streamsong Fl. Ben
Crenshaw and Bill Coore
No.43 Streamsong Blue-Streamsong Fl. Tom
No.86 The Prairie Club (Dunes) Valentine NE.
Tom Lehman and Chris Brands.
THE PAR 3 SECOND HOLE AT THE DUNES CLUB
The Dunes Course at the Prairie Club made
the biggest move in this years rankings. It
moved up nine spots to #86. Only Bandon
Dunes has four courses in the top 25.
More information KemperSports.com.
KEMPERSPORTS then announced that the
Royal Melbourne Country Club is renovating
it’s practice facilities, this renovation will
be done by July 15th.
When finished the club will have a new
4,200 square foot putting green, a new
greenside bunker, and additional fairway
and rough turf, to practice longer shots into
Jay Blasi who served as project architect
to Robert Trent Jones Jr. at Chambers Bay
will oversee the project.
In addition over the winter the club removed
trees and widened the fairway along the left
side of the 17th hole. This made the hole a
full risk-reward par 5. The club did do some
wetlands work on the 8th hole as well.
Royal Melbourne opened in 1992 and is a
Greg Norman designed course. It was Norman’s
first course design project in the United States.
It is still regarded as one of the top private
clubs in the Chicago area. More information