Billy Casper Golf Selected To Manage Alvamar Golf And Recreation Facility (Lawrence, KS)
(VIENNA, VA) - Billy Casper Golf (BCG) - owner and operator of more than 125 golf courses, country clubs and resorts - has been selected manage the 36-hole public / private Alvamar Golf and Recreation Facility, home to the University of Kansas men's and women's golf teams, in Lawrence, KS.
The Championship Course (public) was named one of America's top 75 public courses by Golf Digest and the Members Course (private) was included in the "Best in State" ranking by the Kansas Golf Association. Both are considering among the most popular courses - public or private - in the greater Topeka and Kansas City area.
The engagement increases BCG's portfolio to 36 courses in the Midwest.
BCG will oversee all aspects of the Alvamar operation, including golf course and property maintenance, membership, sales, marketing and public relations, staffing and training, merchandising, restaurant and banquet activities, financial management, golf instruction and special events.
"Billy Casper Golf shares the same vision we do for Alvamar and we're excited about the partnership," says Bob McKinney, Chairman of the Alvamar Inc. Executive Committee. "The company's success managing public-private clubs will benefit membership growth and member-guest experiences."
"Kasnas' Division I golf teams selecting Alvamar as home is testament to its terrific layout," says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of BCG. "Additionally, non-golfers and families relish the club's amenities and social calendar."
BCG will continue Alvamar's efforts in the Audubon International "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" program, ensuring high standards protecting the environment and preserving the natural heritage of golf. Participating courses see increased efficiencies in maintenance, energy, water, pesticides, fertilizer, equipment wear and labor.
Alvamar boasts two challenging golf courses along with a swimming pool and several dining venues.
The Championship Course at Alvamar - 18-holes, par-72, 7,092-yards - is comprised of the Jayhawk and Quail Creek nines. Characterized by large greens and flowing fairways, the parkland-style course is known for its unique combination of playability and test of skills.
Measuring 6,829-yards from the tips, the 18-hole, par-72 Members Course requires pinpoint accuracy onto narrow fairways and undulating greens. The layout meanders through naturally wooded and steeply sloped terrain.
State-of-the-art practice facilities feature a double-ended driving range and a 40,000-square-foot short game area with three practice bunkers, and two putting and chipping greens. PGA-certified instruction is also popular.
The clubhouse includes a fully-stocked pro shop, main dining room for upscale cuisine AlvaBar & Grill for casual get-togethers. Large banquet facilities make Alvamar the perfect place for corporate outings, weddings and other social engagements.
For more information: www.alvamar.com
About Billy Casper Golf
Widely respected as a high-performance owner-operator of more than 125 golf courses, country clubs and resorts, Billy Casper Golf holds the second largest domestic portfolio. The company provides turnkey club management for public-agency and private owners, developers and investors. Founded more than 20 years ago in cooperation with golf legend Billy Casper, the firm is headquartered in Vienna, VA with regional offices strategically convenient to courses' locales.
Industry leaders and media praise the company's best-of-breed infrastructure that shows clients favorable returns on investments. Billy Casper Golf's economies of scale make and save money for courses while delivering personal touches to golfers and club members.
Buffalo Communications - a division of Billy Casper Golf - is the global public relations, branding and marketing-communications firm. In addition to creating and implementing programs for Billy Casper Golf courses, Buffalo represents many of golf's top brands (products, resorts, destinations and communities) worldwide.
For more information: www.billycaspergolf.com