Green Golf Partners signed a 5-year agreement with Westchase Golf Club in Tampa, Florida, to manage the privately owned public facility, which is owned by Sano Corporation, an Illinois-based company that acquired Westchase in 2006.
Sano President Nick Neubauer said he chose Green Golf Partners to promote Westchase as a top regional golf destination.
"I am excited to partner with Green Golf Partners, a top management company that has assembled the best talent available in the golf industry, is committed to enhancing the golf experience and making golf fun again," said Nick Neubauer.
Green Golf Partners has been operating courses for 20 years in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and it’s home state of Indiana. It operates 15 facilities for an 18-hole equivalent count of 15 golf courses, both public and private.
The four partners of GGP include Matt McIntee, CEO, who is a former Sr VP with Crown Golf Properties, Thomas Rodems, President, who is a former superintendent that founded the company in 1994, Mike Shaw, CFO, who has an accounting and turf background and Tony Rodems, VP, who is in charge of business development.
Westchase was previously managed by Crown Golf. Opened in 1992, the Lloyd Clifton designed 6699-yard par 72 course is within 15 minutes from the Tampa International Airport. The 9500-square-foot clubhouse overlooks the 9th and 18th greens and includes a bar and banquet area.
"We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with the Westchase community in managing one of the best public-access golf courses in the Tampa area," McIntee said. "We look forward to utilizing our industry expertise to help Westchase Golf Club rise to the next level by providing an outstanding facility and championship service."
Green Golf Partners added new course superintendent, Terry Mounce, to take over course agronomy. Green Golf Partners will continue the Westchase PGA Junior League Golf program.
"It's a fun, social, and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 13 and under to learn and enjoy the game of golf from PGA and LPGA professionals," said McIntee.