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California’s Olivas Links driving range undergoes renovation project

KemperSports announced that Olivas Links golf course in Ventura, Calif., will re-open its’ driving range after undergoing a renovation that continues their commitment of environmental stewardship at the property. The drought-tolerant 12.5-acre range includes 29 hitting stations with both artificial and natural grass tee options.

The key component of the project was converting the practice facility to include artificial surface greens with decomposed granite surrounds. The natural look and feel will require minimal use of water and eliminate the need for fertilizers and pesticides.

“The new practice facility is a welcome addition to our award-winning golf facility and reiterates KemperSports’ commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Olivas Links general manager Matt Kalbak.

The project extends Olivas Links’ participation in Green to a Tee. Launched in 2009, Green to a Tee is KemperSports’ proprietary program focusing on environmental initiatives within several core areas of facility operations, including golf course maintenance, habitat management and water conservation.

For more information on Olivas Links golf course, visit

About KemperSports
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports builds, owns and manages golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs and lodging venues across the U.S., Caribbean and Central America. The company’s award-winning portfolio includes nationally-ranked courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, named the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America by Golf Digest and The Glen Club; Desert Willow Golf Resort; Harbor Shores, site of the 2012 and 2014 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid; and Chambers Bay, host of the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, please visit

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