Billy Casper Golf Selected to Manage University Golf Club in University Park, IL
(RESTON, VA) – Billy Casper Golf (BCG) – one of America’s largest owner-operators of golf courses, country clubs and resorts – has been selected to lead the re-opening and management of University Golf Club in University Park, IL, featuring an 18-hole golf course and exceptional banquet site.
BCG will oversee all aspects of the daily-fee operation, located near the campus of Governors State University 45 minutes south of Chicago. Course and property maintenance, sales, marketing and public relations, staffing and training, merchandising, restaurant and banquet activities, special events, golf instruction and financial management are among the company’s responsibilities.
With a sterling reputation of formulating outstanding golf and events programs, BCG will position University Golf Club as a convenient and family-friendly oasis ideal for quick escapes from the hustle and bustle of city life.
“Billy Casper Golf’s management prowess and marketing initiatives are perfect for the needs of University Golf Club,” says Johnna Townsend, Acting City Manager of University Park. “The future of the club as a standout golf course and banquet venue is very bright.”
“Realizing the potential of outstanding golf clubs like University Park is the bedrock of our business,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of BCG. “Here’s to popularizing the club as ‘the’ place to learn and play golf, and conduct business and social gatherings.”
The University Course at the University Golf Club opened in 1962 and was designed by celebrated architect Lawrence Packard. Greg Martin updated the layout in 2004, and the par-71, 6,650-yard layout now features elevated tees, rolling fairways and several water hazards. Golfers hone their skills on the 350 square-foot practice putting green.
Complementing the course is an elegant banquet facility and the Urban Room restaurant well known for its weekend brunch. A renovated, 7,000 square-foot clubhouse includes a fully-stocked pro shop and bar area.
More information: www.universitygolfclub.com // 708.747.0306
About Billy Casper Golf
Founded more than 25 years ago in cooperation with the late golf legend Billy Casper, the company is the largest owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts in the U.S. with more than 150 properties in 29 states. Headquartered in Reston, VA with regional offices across America, Billy Casper Golf specializes in course and property maintenance, staffing and training, clubhouse operations, food-and-beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing and public relations, special events and financial management.
In addition to providing management solutions, company highlights include Buffalo Brand Invigoration Group, the in-house golf-sport-lifestyle PR, strategy development, integrated marketing, social media and creative services firm; BCG Ventures featuring proprietary, innovative programs like the annual "World's Largest Golf Outing" and Casper Labs, the testing ground for FootGolf, GolfBoard, Billy Casper Digital Network and other programming which drives engagement.
More information: www.billycaspergolf.com, // 703.761.1444.