(Lake Presidential Golf Club)
Billy Casper Golf (BCG) and its Buffalo Brand Invigoration Group division have contributed to 29 golf courses earning top rankings on Golfweek magazine’s recently-released 2016 “Best Courses You Can Play, State-by-State” and “Top 100 Modern Courses” lists.
Owner and operator of nearly 150 golf courses, country clubs and resorts nationwide, BCG-managed Wintonbury Hills Golf Course (Bloomfield, CT) and Lake Presidential Golf Club (Upper Marlboro, MD) placed among the top three in their respective states. Hailed as one of Hawaii’s most picturesque layouts, Royal Kaanapali Golf Course finished inside the top 15.
High-ranking Buffalo BIG marketing and PR clients include The Champion at PGA National Resort & Spa (Palm Beach Gardens, FL), Branson Hills Golf Club (Branson, MO), Pound Ridge Golf Club (Pound Ridge, NY), Ghost Creek at Pumpkin Ridge (North Plains, OR), Full Cry at Keswick Hall & Golf Club (Charlottesville, VA) and Salish Cliffs Golf Club (Shelton, WA).
Several other courses partnering with BCG and Buffalo BIG rank in the top 10 on their state’s list.
Perennial favorite and host of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage, Harbour Town Golf Links at The Sea Pines Resort (Hilton Head Island, SC) is No. 47 on the “Top 100 Modern Courses” while The Witch Course at Pumpkin Ridge ranks No. 155 among the “Next Top 100 Modern Courses.” Both are Buffalo BIG clients.
“We are honored our courses are Golfweek mainstays,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of BCG. “Billy Casper Golf is at the vanguard of turf management, and course conditions are cited by many as the No. 1 reason they choose to play properties our team manages.”
The state-by-state rankings – tallied by hundreds of Golfweek raters across America – take into account overall strength of routing, feature shaping, natural settings, greens, variety and remarkable nature of holes, conditioning and maintenance, landscape management and other criteria.
“Golfweek raters are extremely detail-oriented,” says Rich Katz, Managing Director of Buffalo BIG. “That’s why outsourcing to a professional management company like Billy Casper Golf with the marketing and PR prowess of Buffalo BIG is common nowadays.”