For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Cate Becker
Cincinnati, OH – Recreation Management Services (RMS) is proud to announce the rebranding of the former City of Mason Golf Center is now complete, as the course has officially become The Grizzly Golf and Social Lodge.
In August of 2021, the City of Mason Council members passed an ordinance for Recreation Management Services, INC (the management company operating the course) to develop a new brand for the course as part of its 50th Anniversary celebration in 2022.
Opened on July 1, 1972, The Grizzly golf course was the third course built by Jack Nicklaus and Desmond Muirhead. Sometimes fierce, sometimes friendly, The Grizzly name was bestowed on the course, forever linking it to Jack Nicklaus and his Golden Bear brand.
Over the last 50 years, the golf complex has undergone a series of name and ownership changes which created challenges when identifying and referring to the course. During the branding process, RMS conducted a brand survey to identity a new name. The Grizzly name stood out as a widely recognized moniker that has a history and legacy that few other courses in the region can claim.
With the goal of establishing the championship course alongside the City of Mason’s other major attractions, the new name places The Grizzly at the forefront of communications. The hand-rendered grizzly bear is a unique design that personifies The Grizzly course and is a subtle nod to Jack Nicklaus’ Golden Bear. The secondary name, the Golf and Social Lodge, promotes all the amenities found on the complex as a gathering spot where community comes together.
I am excited about the new branding along with the City’s capital investments at the course as it increases visibility and breathes new life into this community asset. I encourage all residents to check out all the changes happening at The Grizzly. The patio is a great location to enjoy an evening with family and friends this summer.MAYOR BARBARA SPAETH
As part of the brand launch, RMS redesigned the website and launching official social media accounts. The new website is www.masongrizzly.com and social accounts can be found by searching @masongrizzly on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
About The Grizzly
Originally designed by Jack Nicklaus, Desmond Muirhead, and Jay Moorish, the 18-hole championship course is a par 71 and plays a maximum of 6,474 yards. Founded in 1972, The Grizzly has hosted many of the major professional tours in the United States, including the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour Championship, Kroger Senior Classic – Senior PGA Tour, and LPGA Futures Tour. The golf complex also features a 4-hole Academy Course, driving range, 11,000 sq ft. practice green, award-winning ProShop, The Great 18 Bar & Grill, The Lodge, and two all-weather event shelters.
Founded in 2006, Recreation Management Services is a woman-owned and operated Golf Management Company. RMS provides golf course management services including operations, agronomy, food and beverage management, and sales and marketing.