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Valencia Country Club hires KemperSports to manage club

Historic club prepares to host AT&T Champions for ninth consecutive year

Posted: February 3, 2009 12:54 p.m.
Updated: February 3, 2009 4:00 p.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. -- CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc., owner of Valencia Country Club in Valencia, Calif., announced it has hired KemperSports to operate the exclusive membership club. The long-time PGA TOUR stop, which will be the 14th golf course in California to be managed by KemperSports, has been ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top 25 courses in the state. The property features a Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed, par-72, 7,076-yard layout nestled in the foothills of the Santa Clarita Valley.

"We selected KemperSports to manage Valencia Country Club because they have a well-documented track record of maintaining and improving the member experience at private clubs," said CNL Managing Director, Rudy Anderson. "For a quarter of a century, they have been developing and managing premium private clubs and destinations which prepares them well to chart an exciting and bright future for Valencia Country Club."

Built in 1965 and located approximately 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles, the historic course has played host to many major golf events, including the PGA TOUR's Nissan Open. The Champions TOUR AT&T Classic, is set to take place at Valencia Country Club March 9-15, 2009, and will be televised on The Golf Channel. The club also has hosted numerous U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur qualifying events in previous years.

For more information on Valencia Country Club, visit

About CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc.:
CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc., formerly CNL Income Properties, Inc., is a real estate investment trust that owns a portfolio of 115 properties in the United States and Canada in the lifestyle and recreation sectors. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., CNL Lifestyle Properties specializes in the acquisition of ski and mountain lifestyle, attractions, golf and other lifestyle assets. For more information, visit

About KemperSports:
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports operates golf facilities as well as athletic clubs, lodging venues and major sporting events, including nationally ranked courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Dorado Beach Resort & Club, The Glen Club, Harding Park, Desert Willow Golf Resort and Chambers Bay, host of the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open. Affiliate KemperSports Marketing & Communications, a sports marketing, events and public relations agency, has produced and managed major national and international events, including the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational college basketball tournament. For more information, visit


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