Desert Highlands, an exclusive private residential golf and tennis community in Scottsdale, Ariz., has recently hired Terra Waldron, CCM as the new General Manager/Vice President. She most recently served as the General Manager/COO of Dataw Island & Club. Waldron is currently serving on the National Board of Directors of the Club Managers Association of America.
KemperSports has made the following appointments: Jim Helms is now General Manager of Dorado Beach Resort and Club in Dorado, Puerto Rico. Helms has served KemperSports in multiple capacities since 1997. He has more than 25 years of experience in golf operations. Amy Spittle has been named Regional Director of Sales and Marketing. She previously held a variety of senior sales and marketing roles with multiple golf management companies.
Andy Mitchell has been named Director of Golf at Grande Pines Golf Club in Orlando. Mitchell comes to Grande Pines from The Frog Golf Club in Villa Rica, Ga., where he most recently served as Head Golf Professional. Originally from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Mitchell graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Recreation and Parks Management, with an emphasis on Professional Golf Management.
Steele Edwards has been appointed General Manager of Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort, a multi-amenity resort in western Maryland. Edwards brings more than 30 years of hospitality management to Rocky Gap, most recently as General Manager at the award-winning Whitetail Club & Resort in McCall, Idaho. He has also led properties in Hawaii, Florida, Indiana and Arizona.
Billy Casper Golf has appointed Nick Bednar as General Manager of Bear Creek Golf Club in Dallas (see pg. 10). Bednar comes to the facility from the Cook County golf system in Illinois, one of the nation’s largest networks of courses. In addition, Roger McDuffa has come on board as Bear Creek’s new Superintendent.