Case Study

Harborside International Golf Center

Chicago, Illinois

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KemperSports has been involved with Harborside International Golf Center since January 2013 under a lease agreement with the Illinois International Port District (IIPD). Located in Chicago just minutes from downtown, Harborside International features two 18-hole championship golf courses (Port & Starboard) designed by world renowned architect, Dick Nugent. KemperSports is responsible for comprehensive management of all property operations including golf, practice facility, course and grounds, and food and beverage.



  • Helped Harborside International fulfill its mission of revenue growth, profitable golf operations and “Best In Class” customer service for the visitors of the City of Chicago seeking recreational experiences while providing Chicagoland residents with a venue for world class golf and events
  • Increased rounds and revenue over 25% since 2013
  • Helped the property earn numerous recognitions from the golf industry’s leading publications, highlighted by Golfweek Magazine ranking it the ‘13th Best Municipal Course’ in the United States and Best In State Rankings for four consecutive years
  • Fostered partnership with the First Tee of Chicago to be its primary hub for Chicago youth golf

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