The Platte County Commission voted 3-0 Monday to select KemperSports to manage all its services at Shiloh Springs Golf Course.
The county-owned course has not been paying for itself year to year, so proposals were sought from private firms to manage the course or perhaps buy it. .
Brian Nowotny, director of the Platte County Parks and Recreation Department, said KemperSports Management provided the county with the “most detailed proposal” among the four it received.
“I believe KemperSports presented the county with the best opportunity to increase its rounds, increase participation in golf programs and help achieve our goal of increasing operational revenues at the course,” Nowotny said in an interview Monday.
KemperSports was not among the two companies that were interested in buying the course.
The next step will be to negotiate a contract, he said, but no time frame has been set for that to occur.
Kemper Sports Management currently manages two other courses in the Northland: Shoal Creek Golf Club and Hodge Park Golf Course.
The fact that KemperSports manages these other courses “presents a strategic opportunity to align Shiloh Springs for cooperative marketing, new cooperative golf programs such as a Northland championship tournament and preferred referrals for golf rounds when the other courses are already booked,” Nowotny said.