Hampton Golf adds three in Florida

April 4, 2012
By Jack Crittenden
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Hampton Golf added two Florida golf clubs to its portfolio in late March, to go along with one that was added in late February.

Rio Pinar Country Club in Orlando and The Golf Club at Summerbrooke in Tallahassee are the newest additions, joining the Brooker Creek Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla. near Tampa.

“Hampton Golf is experiencing aggressive expansion in both golf course operations management and golf course acquisitions and we are pleased to add Rio Pinar and Summerbrooke to our collection,” said M.G. Orender, president of Hampton Golf. “Our reputation for providing the highest standard of excellence in design, service and course conditions at each facility we serve has helped us to secure management contracts for some of the finest courses in the country.”

Hampton Golf manages golf and amenity facilities through on-site operations and its revolutionary centralized customer service center, which books tee times for its facilities as well as conducts marketing programs for each facility. The service center provides a reduction in employee expenses and payroll to golf course owners, increases the customer service experience for golfers and those booking tee times, and allows the Hampton Golf team to book more tee times and expand growth at each facility.

Rio Pinar Country Club is a private club located minutes from downtown Orlando that was wstablished in 1957. The historic and classically designed course has hosted several state and professional events including The PGA Tour’s Citrus Open and The LPGA Tour’s Lady Citrus Open.

Tallahassee’s Golf Club at Summerbrooke is a family-friendly club both on and off the golf course. The par-72 course features four sets of tees to cater to golfers of all skill levels. The club also features an exclusive resort-style swimming pool with expansive veranda and poolside grill.

Brooker Creek Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla. is a semi-private club, which has undergone extensive renovation and revitalization. Hampton Golf relaunched it under its original name, Tarpon Woods Golf Club. Recent upgrades by Hampton Golf include new course maintenance equipment and a new fleet of golf carts, with additional improvements ongoing.

“We chose to rebrand the club with its original name to show our commitment to providing the quality and excellence that Tarpon Woods was known for years ago,” Orender said of the 18-hole Lane Marshall-designed course.

Hampton Golf was co-founded in 1998 by M.G. Orender, 33rd president of The PGA of America, and his business partner, Ed Burr.

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Submitted by Ricky Potts (not verified) on
It's good to see them growing. I haven't played any of these tracks, but I have heard good things about Rio Pinar Country Club. All of the courses in Orlando are good! I am always curious how a smaller management company handles the competition from the bigger brands. Are management companies with two or three courses as happy as one that has 300? It's great to see Hampton Golf growing though.

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