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BCG Named Management Partner for The Island Country Club

Billy Casper Golf (BCG) – the trend-setting manager of golf courses, country clubs and resorts – was chosen by A. Wilbert’s Sons, LLC to manage golf and recreational offerings for The Island Country Club in Plaquemine, La. 

BCG was chosen as a strategic management partner to oversee golf operations as well as The Island’s many amenities including the restaurant, pool, tennis and fitness facilities. Selected for its ability to recruit top industry talent, implement creative marketing and membership growth strategies and enhance the level of member / guest services, BCG also manages Copper Mill Golf Course located less than 20 miles north in Baton Rouge. 

BCG will guide golf course maintenance, marketing, sales, staffing and training, merchandising, food and beverage, golf instruction and financial management for The Island’s 160-acre Tif-Eagle course. Operations will be locally-managed by a professional golf and agronomic team, and supported by both a regional and national team that provide expert guidance and direction in all facets of the business. 

“The Island boasts a championship course that’s a big draw for golfers in southeastern Louisiana,” says Joe Goodrich, BCG Executive Vice President. “We look forward to enhancing the club experience for members and guests alike.”  

An important part of the Plaquemine community, The Island is a member of Louisiana’s Audubon Golf Trail, a collection of first-class courses throughout the state. Although named for naturalist / artist John James Audubon, who painted a number of his famous bird studies in Louisiana, all members of the Audubon Golf Trail are coincidentally also members of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for Golf Courses, a program dedicated to protecting the environment and preserving the natural heritage of the game of golf. As part of BCG Green, a revolutionary environmental protection initiative, all BCG courses are also enrolled in the Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary program. 

About The Island

A semi-private golf club located less than 20 miles south of Baton Rouge, The Island has been an integral part of the Plaquemine community since opening in 1999. Anchored by a championship golf course designed by Mike Young, other amenities include a restaurant featuring Louisiana-style cuisine, pool, tennis courts, fitness facilities and Business & Conference Center. The golfer friendly course features multiple tee sets accommodating all players. Spanning 160 acres, the Tif-Eagle course stretches to 7,010 yards from the rear tees. Nine man-made lakes come into play on 17 of the 18 holes. The front nine is played clockwise and the back nine is played counterclockwise with the clubhouse overlooking the 9th and 18th greens. 

More information: www.theislandgolf.com, 225.685.0808

About Billy Casper Golf

Billy Casper Golf is one of the largest privately owned golf course management companies in the U.S., with nearly 150 properties in 29 states.  Headquartered in Reston, Va. – with regional offices across America – BCG has more than 25 years of results-driven expertise.  The company specializes in full-service course management as well as assistance in specific segments of the golf business, including course and property maintenance, staffing and training, career growth, clubhouse operations, food and beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing and public relations, special events and financial management.

BCG continues to evolve the golf experience through customized solutions and innovative programs like the annual World’s Largest Golf Outing – a national golf fundraiser conceived by BCG Chairman and CEO Peter Hill.  The company recently launched its newest management solution, Billy Casper Signature, as a boutique division focused on country club, resort and private club management. 

More information:  www.billycaspergolf.com, 703.761.1444

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