Sentry Insurance will start offering special coverage for golf courses starting June 1st.
The Stevens Point, Wisconsin-based insurance company will cover public courses, country clubs and semi-private courses, said Pete McPartland, President, CEO and CEO of Sentry Mutual Holding Co.
Sentry has owned a golf course, SentryWorld in Stevens Point, since 1982; has sponsored a PGA Tour tournament in Maui, Hawaii, since 2018; hosted the USGA Junior Girls’ Championship 2019; and has been the official insurance partner of the USGA since 2021, among other golf-related initiatives, he said.
“One day, maybe a little over a year ago, some of us started asking ourselves, ̵6;Why don’t we insure golf courses? We do everything else that involves the game of golf,'” McPartland said.
The policy will include property, liability and umbrella coverage and will be offered on a recognized basis, said Mike Schimke, chief underwriting officer at Sentry Insurance. The limits vary, but the maximum limit for liquor liability is $ 10 million, he said.
Other coverage includes tee-to-green coverage for the courses, business income, third-party liability, abuse and harassment, misconduct and omissions and delivery of E&O, which would cover issues related to the delivery of special equipment, Schimke said.
Coverage is approved in 48 states and the District of Columbia and applications have been filed in Florida and New York, he said.