Chris Karamitsos, PGA
Senior Managing Director & Partner
License FL: SL3103884
Currently, Mr. Karamitsos holds the position of Co-founder at Leisure Investment Properties Group, an enterprise he established in collaboration with his partner, Steve Ekovich. Since its inception in 2008, Leisure Investment Properties Group has played a pivotal role in the listing, selling, and underwriting of golf and resort properties, amassing a total value exceeding $3.2 billion.
Mr. Karamitsos, a former United States Army officer and distinguished member of the Professional Golfers Association of America, boasts a career in the golf industry dating back to 1990. His competitive involvement in golf began in 1989, and since then, he has garnered expertise across all facets of the golf sector, including the management of golf properties and consultancy for golf property developers.
In addition to his role at Leisure Investment Properties Group, Mr. Karamitsos has left a notable imprint on the golf industry. He founded the Karamitsos Golf Academy in 1993 and established Sigma Golf Management and Millennium Golf Ventures in 1999. His contributions extend to leadership, having served on the Executive Board of the North Florida PGA. Moreover, Mr. Karamitsos is a published author, contributing to various periodicals and manuals.
“Chris, thank you for your wise counsel, guidance and serving as the ultimate negotiator. What we most want to thank you for is helping us achieve our dream.”
Qualifications & Awards
- Saint Leo University – B.A. in Political Science, International Relations, and Military Science
- Leisure Investment Properties Group Founder, Partner & Senior Managing Director
- Vice President of Investments with Marcus & Millichap
- North Florida PGA: Horton Smith Award
- Assistant Professional of the Year
- Junior Golf Leader
- Top Real Estate Agent with Great American Realty of Tampa (2005)
- Who’s Who in America
Chris In the News
Cabot Acquires Three Florida Courses
The sale price of the three clubs was undisclosed. Christopher R. Karamitsos, senior managing director and partner of the Leisure Investment Properties Group, LLC (LIPG), was the lead golf advisor for the transaction.
Pinehurst’s Pinewild Country Club sells for nearly $20 million
The three-course Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst was sold for about $20 million in early November. Leisure Investment Properties Group (LIPG) led the sale, with Senior Managing Director Chris Karamitsos serving as the lead adviser.
Golf Central Magazine
The LIPG Year in Review: The Golf Transaction Market Remains Furnace-Burning Hot
In 2023 the company facilitated over 30% of all tracked golf course sales with 20 18-hole equivalents sold, totaling $93M.
- Golf Inc.
- North Florida PGA Education
- National Golf Course Owners Association