Billy Casper Golf (BCG) – one of the largest owner-operators of golf courses, country clubs and resorts – has been unanimously selected by the Munster Parks and Recreation Board to manage Centennial Park Golf Course in Munster, IN.
Overseeing all facets of the daily-fee operation 30 miles south of Chicago, BCG will direct course and property maintenance; marketing, public relations and sales; staffing and training; merchandising; golf instruction; and financial management.
BCG was also tapped to manage Centennial Park’s “The View” restaurant and banquet facility. Engaging a broader audience through aggressive marketing campaigns and raising satisfaction via best-in-class food-and-beverage services are poised to make the park the area’s top recreational choice.
“Centennial Park is our crown jewel,” says Dan Repay, President of the Munster Parks and Recreation Board. “Billy Casper Golf’s professionalism, eye for detail and progressive operating platform will help create unforgettable family experiences for residents and guests.”
Spread across 220 acres of reclaimed landfill, Centennial Park is an eco-friendly facility with an array of amenities ideal for family entertainment. Opened in 2009, its nine-hole, 3,300-yard, par-36 golf course was designed by Tim Nugent and features unique elevation changes, four sets of tees, wide fairways, rugged bunkers and undulated greens. A popular practice facility includes an all-grass driving range and putting green.
“Centennial Park is a remarkable example of environmental responsibility,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of BCG. “In addition to upholding agronomic best practices, we are laser focused to acquire new golfers, including families, and event planners for incremental revenue and long-term customer value.”
Open for lunch and early dinners, The View treats golfers and park-goers to a well-rounded menu in a casual setting. The stunning banquet hall is perfect for weddings and social functions, and its grand ballroom accommodates up to 210 guests and overlooks Maynard Lake.
More information: www.munster.org, 219.836.6900.
About Billy Casper Golf
Founded more than 25 years ago in cooperation with the late golf legend Billy Casper, the company is one of the largest domestic owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts with nearly 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 strategy development, public relations, branding, integrated marketing, digital-social media and creative services firm; Billy Casper Signature, the private division that manages high-end, member-equity, residential-inclusive and other types of clubs and resorts; 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 that drives engagement.
More information: www.billycaspergolf.com, 703.761.1444.