John Brown
Chief Executive Officer

John Brown CEO

Professional Story

John Brown has attained the rank of PGA Master Professional and is a 30 plus year veteran of the golf management industry. He has been associated with numerous facilities in his role as a turnaround specialist for Troon Golf, the largest golf management company in the world.

John Brown has twice been awarded the prestigious national “Troon Golf – Most Improved Facility Award” at Moon Valley Country Club for 2007 and St. James Plantation for 2009. The financial performance at St. James Plantation involved an amazing $1.4 million dollar turnaround from 2008 to 2009 that resulted in a $677,000 net operating profit, followed by a net operating profit of $741,000 in 2010. John’s management philosophy centers on systematic controls to maximize a club’s profitability potential.

Professional Experience
  • President of Brown Golf Management: John oversees all Brown Golf
  • Management properties & consulting services.
  • Pinecrest Golf Club – Bluffton, SC (Own 18 Holes)
  • Island West Golf Club – Bluffton, SC (Own 18 Holes)
  • Crescent Pointe – Bluffton, SC (Own 18 Holes)
  • Eagle’s Pointe – Bluffton, SC (Own 18 Holes)
  • Rose Hill Golf Club – Bluffton, SC (Own 18 Holes)
  • Dolphin Head Golf Club – Hilton Head Island, SC (Own 18 Holes)
  • Eagle Ridge Golf Club – Summerfield, FL (Own 36 Holes)
  • Julington Creek Golf Club – Jacksonville, FL (Own 18 Holes)
  • Windsor Parke Golf Club – Jacksonville, FL (Own 18 Holes)
  • Country Club of Whispering Pines – Pinehurst, NC (Own 36 Holes)
  • Foxfire Golf Resort – Pinehurst, NC (Own 36 Holes)
  • Cherokee Valley Golf Club – Traveler’s Rest, SC (Own 18 Holes)
  • Greensburg CC – Greensburg, PA (Manage 18 Holes)
  • Colonial Golf & Tennis Club – Harrisburg, PA (Manage 18 Holes)
  • Blue Ridge Golf & Tennis – Harrisburg, PA (Manage 18 Holes)
  • Tanglewood Golf – Clemmons, NC  (Manage 45 Holes)
  • Mahoning Valley Country Club – Lehighton, PA (Manage 18 Holes)
Troon Golf Positions

John held General Manager Positions for three Troon Golf facilities and was a Facility Transition Specialist & Consulting Specialist.

  • Haig Point Golf & CC – Hilton Head, SC
  • Moon Valley CC – Scottsdale, AZ
  • St. James Plantation – Southport, NC
  • Facility Transition & Consulting – 15 clubs during his time with Troon Golf

Awards & Accolades

John Brown has received a number of other PGA of America related awards, including the following:

  • One of only 347 Certified Master PGA Professionals
  • Section Junior Golf Promoter of the Year – Central New York Section
  • Multiple Chapter Merchandiser of the Year awards – Maine Chapter
  • Finalist for the National Merchandiser of the Year – Entry Sponsored by New England Section
  • NCAA Region II Division III Coach of the Year
  • Person of the Year – Harrisburg District 1989
  • First Tee Chapter PGA Man of the Year – Brunswick 2009
Owner & Operator

John has been the owner/operator of 15 different properties

  • Dutch Hollow Golf & CC – Auburn, NY
  • Mayapple Golf Links – Carlisle, PA
  • Magnolia Greens – Leland, NC
  • Pinecrest Golf Club – Bluffton, SC
  • Island West Golf Club – Bluffton, SC
  • Eagle Ridge Golf Club – Summerfield, FL
  • Stonecrest Golf Club – Summerfield, FL
  • Country Club of Whispering Pines – Pinehurst, NC
  • Foxfire Golf Resort – Pinehurst, NC
  • Crescent Pointe Golf Club – Bluffton, SC
  • Eagle’s Pointe Golf Club – Bluffton, SC
  • Dolphin Head Golf Club – Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Cherokee Valley Golf Club – Traveler’s Rest, SC
  • Julington Creek Golf Club – Jacksonville, FL
  • Windsor Parke Golf Club – Jacksonville, FL
Positions before 2001
  • General Manager: Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club – Wolfeboro, NH
  • Director of Golf: Brookside CC – Macungie, PA
  • Director of Golf: The Woodlands Golf Club – Falmouth, ME
  • Head Golf Professional: Carlisle CC – Carlisle, PA
  • Head Golf Professional: Schuylkill CC – Schuylkill, PA