Pulte hires Hampton Golf to manage three courses

PulteGroup recently hired Hampton Golf to manage three of its community golf courses in Southwest Florida — The Plantation Golf & Country Club in Ft. Myers, The Golf Lodge at The Quarry in Naples, and Riverwood Golf Club in Port Charlotte.

Hampton Golf, which was co-founded by M.G. Orender in 1998, now manages more than 20 golf courses, making it one of the 20 largest management company’s in the world. Its courses are located in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. During the past two years, Hampton Golf has more than doubled in size and added approximately 800 employees to its team, dozens of which are PGA professionals.

“We are honored to add PulteGroup and its outstanding South Florida communities to our growing list of communities and courses throughout the Southeast,” Orender said. Hampton Golf will manage all golf courses and amenities at the three communities, including the clubhouses, food and beverage services, course maintenance, tee times, recreational facilities and amenities, marketing and overall operations. It added 200 employees as part of the deal.

“Hampton Golf is an experienced, results-driven management company responsible for more than 20 courses throughout the Southeast, and we believe each of our three communities will benefit from its proven successes,” said Ryan Marshall, South Florida division president for Pulte Homes.

The Plantation Golf & Country Club in Ft. Myers is a master-planned community that is anchored by the Plantation Golf Course, which was designed by Hurdzan-Fry. The community also features the 38,000-square-foot Great House that serves as a golf and social clubhouse for residents and members. The Golf Lodge at The Quarry in Naples is a community featuring 830 acres of natural preserves and the recreational pastimes of a grand lakeside resort. Stone Lake serves as the community’s centerpiece and provides an abundance of activities near the water. The community’s championship golf course was designed by Hurdzan-Fry Riverwood Golf Club in Port Charlotte is a community featuring a par-72 championship golf course. The Riverwood Beach Club is an exclusive custom-built beach club featuring beach access, a beach walkway, large covered deck, cabana-style area, showers, charcoal grills, picnic tables, restrooms and storage space.

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