SentryWorld Golf Course is now a major player in the golf world

STEVENS POINT – These are the kinds of decisions that can cement a legacy, for better or for worse, and for Pete McPartland, it came without a safety net or any time to second-guess.

When McPartland took over as CEO of Sentry Insurance in 2012, he immediately faced a big decision that would ultimately define the company’s future: What to do with SentryWorld Golf Course?

Wisconsin’s first destination golf resort, which opened in 1982, foundered after not getting the attention it needed and no longer lived up to the vision then-CEO John Joanis had for the course when he commissioned Robert Trent Jones Jr. to create the original design.

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