The City of Round Rock has selected KemperSports, to manage Forest Creek Golf Club – an 18-hole championship golf course located in the Sports Capital of Texas. The partnership between KemperSports and the City will allow for both organizations to align goals as the course embarks on a significant two-year renovation project that starts in 2018.
KemperSports will utilize the company’s more than 30 years of experience to guide the City through the renovation process and re-brand Forest Creek as the course looks toward a bright future of exceptional municipal golf.
“Building on a great foundation, we feel KemperSports is the best partner to guide Forest Creek through the renovation process,” Mayor Alan McGraw said. “Their experience in managing some of the top municipal courses in the country will be a tremendous asset to residents of Round Rock and Central Texas golfers.”
The City Council approved a 5-year agreement with KemperSports on Nov. 22. The company will receive a base fee of $96,000 annually, increasing 3 percent per year, with an additional incentive if gross revenues exceed $2.5 million per year. In 2015, gross revenues were approximately $1.3 million.
Forest Creek Golf Club was built by the City of Round Rock more than 25 years ago to provide an unmatched public golf option for local golfers and surrounding communities. The Dick Phelps-designed golf course that opened in 1990 will undergo a renovation that includes improvements to the course’s flood mitigation capabilities, routing changes, bunker improvements and turf enhancements. The goal of the renovation will be to improve overall playability with a strong focus on environmental standards and year-round course conditioning.
“Forest Creek Golf Club has great potential to be a top municipal golf course,” KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner said. “We look forward to working with the City of Round Rock on improvements to the property and the golf experience.”
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 kempersports.com.