Work Set to Start on Lincoln Park West Golf Course

KemperSports has been selected by the Hudson County Improvement Authority to manage the construction and operation of the new Lincoln Park West Golf Course in Jersey City, N.J.

The nine-hole course, located among 130 acres in Lincoln Park - which opened in 1905 - will serve as the cornerstone for a landfill-reclamation project adjacent to the Hackensack River.

KemperSports will serve in the construction management capacity throughout 2014 and oversee the operation of the golf course when it opens in summer 2015.

The par-36, 3,257-yard routing offers panoramic views of New York City. It will test avid golfers while giving youth and beginners the opportunity to learn the game. On property previously used as a golf practice facility, the course will offer programs to engage local junior golfers and introduce the game to beginners.

"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 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 capitalizing 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."

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