KemperSports selected for construction and operation of New Jersey nine-holer


Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

The Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA) has selected KemperSports to manage the construction and operation of a new nine-hole course in New Jersey, designed by architect Roy Case.

Lincoln Park West Golf Course in Jersey City will be located in the historic Lincoln Park, and KemperSports will serve in the construction management capacity throughout 2014, and will manage operations of the course when it opens, scheduled for summer 2015.

“We are delighted to begin working with the Hudson County Improvement Authority on the development of Lincoln Park West,” said Steve Skinner, chief executive officer of KemperSports. “We believe that this project will be a true benefit for local golfers and an asset to the regional golf community.”

The course will be a par-36 and play 3,257 yards, and is to be built on land that was previously a golf practice facility.

“The HCIA looks forward to working with KemperSports. They have a proven track record of building strong public awareness, working with local schools and finding creative ways to attract residents and seniors to public courses,” said Norman Guerra, CEO of the Hudson County Improvement Authority. “By creating educational partnerships like their ‘Golf Enrichment Program’ and capitalising on existing relationships with local high school golf teams, KemperSports will employ a combination of community outreach and creative marketing to draw residents to this exciting new Hudson County recreational resource.”