Dayton Valley Golf Course changes ownership |

Dayton Valley Golf Course changes ownership


The Dayton Valley Golf Course has been acquired by Tour Specs Golf Management from Duncan Golf Management in a deal that was finalized this week, according to a news release.

Tour Specs Golf Management principal owner James Kepler will also serve as course general manager. Kepler is a well-known PGA professional in Nevada and west coast golf communities, the release said.

“The timing and environment seemed right to purchase the course,” Kepler said. “Lyon County is growing rapidly and we look forward to providing both golfers and non-golfers an opportunity to enjoy our facility.”

Opened in 1991, the Arnold Palmer-designed course hosts the longest standing PGA Tour Qualifying tournament in the country.

“We will be making substantial infrastructure upgrades, including a new irrigation system, tree replacements and bunker improvements to return the course to its original premier condition,” Kepler said in the release.

Additional plans include creating a state of the art training facility, launching a first tee program, and pickle ball courts. Kepler says he hopes to have many of the improvements complete by the course’s 30th anniversary in May 2021.

“We believe the course is already a strong community asset and we looking forward to building upon that,” Kepler said. “We are excited to launch an aggressive new membership program this spring, that when combined with the course and club house improvements, will be extremely attractive to golfers in Northern Nevada.”

Kepler previously served as director of the Northern California PGA for 20 years, he was general manager of Dayton Valley Golf Course from 1998-2006 and was general manager and director of golf at Eagle Valley Golf Course in Carson City from 2007-17. He was also Northern California PGA Pro of the Year in 2009.

The Dayton Valley Golf Course is located at 101 Palmer Drive, in Dayton.