Featured Golf News
New Director of Golf Hired for Streamsong Resort
KemperSports has announced the hiring of Scott Wilson as director of golf at the new Streamsong Resort in Polk County, Fla.
Wilson brings more than 30 years' experience in the golf industry to Streamsong Resort, specializing in sales, instruction and management. Prior to joining Streamsong, he was director of golf at Vellano Country Club in Chino Hills, Calif., a KemperSports-managed facility, where he designed and managed the entire golf operation prior to the club's grand opening in 2007. Wilson and his team were rewarded for their efforts as Vellano Country Club received Golf Inc. Magazine's "Development of the Year Award (Private Club)" for 2007.
"We are pleased to have Scott as the director of golf at Streamsong Resort," said Steve Skinner, chief executive officer for KemperSports. "Streamsong is going to be a top golf destination, and we believe Scott's experience and dedication to delivering an outstanding golf experience for our guests will be a great match."
Renowned golf course architectural firms Coore & Crenshaw Associates and the Tom Doak-led Renaissance Golf Design have created two distinct, yet intertwined, 18-hole layouts on formerly mined phosphate land. Both Streamsong Red (Coore & Crenshaw) and Streamsong Blue (Doak) are scheduled to open in December 2012. The clubhouse, featuring 12 guest rooms (designed to accommodate 16 guests); 4,500 square feet of meeting space, a steakhouse with private dining, lounge and golf shop, will also open in December.
"I am excited to continue my career with KemperSports at such a highly-anticipated new-property opening," said Wilson. "Both Streamsong Red and Streamsong Blue will provide an exciting and challenging test for all golfers, and I look forward to leading our staff to deliver the best possible guest experience."
KemperSports is responsible for management of golf operations at Streamsong Resort, while Interstate Hotels and Resorts has overall management responsibility, including a 200-plus room lodge, conference center and spa that will open on the property in late 2013.
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports operates golf facilities as well as athletic clubs, lodging venues and major sporting events, including nationally ranked courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, The Glen Club, Desert Willow Golf Resort and Chambers Bay, host of the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, visit http://www.kempersports.com.
About Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of a 50-50 joint venture between subsidiaries of Thayer Lodging and Jin Jiang, is a leading U.S.-based global hotel management company, operating branded full- and select-service hotels and resorts, conference centers and independent hotels worldwide. Interstate and its affiliates manage and/or have ownership interests in nearly 400 hotels with more than 70,000 rooms in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The company has ownership in 58 of those hotels, six of which are wholly-owned. In addition, Interstate has agreements to manage 40 hotels with nearly 8,000 rooms under construction or development throughout the world. The company's global management platforms provide owners and developers a successful combination of large-scale resources, international expertise, owner and brand relations, and comprehensive world-class operations. For more information, visit www.interstatehotels.com.
Located between Tampa and Orlando, Streamsong Resort is being developed by the Mosaic Company and is founded on a commitment to its surrounding resources. Protecting the land and water will be paramount to the resort's development. From its golf courses and nature trails to dining and spa experiences, Streamsong will operate in concert with its environment. For more information, visit www.streamsongresorts.com.
Mosaic, the world's leading producer and marketer of phosphate-based crop nutrients and a major landowner in Central Florida, is developing the resort, golf and conference center destination on approximately 16,000 acres of formerly mined phosphate land in rural Polk County between Tampa and Orlando. For more information, visit www.mosaicco.com.