January 29th 2018
Longtime Washington-based industry professional heading to popular private club
Wash. — Mill Creek Country Club is proud to announce the appointment of Steve Bowles as General Manager. Bowles will oversee all operations at the member-owned Club, located 20 minutes north of Seattle.
"It is an honor and privilege to be named General Manager of Mill Creek Country Club," Bowles said. "Both the facility and the membership are held in such high regard, and I look forward to working hard to enhance the overall experience the membership deserves."
"We are excited to have Steve join the Mill Creek team, as he brings a breadth of experience and a strong track record of success," said Ryan Whitney, SVP of Operations and Business Development at OB Sports Golf Management. "I’ve seen first-hand the work ethic and results Steve brings on a daily basis. The fantastic membership at Mill Creek is getting a great General Manager."
Bowles comes to Mill Creek from the Plateau Club in Sammamish, Wash., where he served as General Manager. He oversaw all areas of the club, including golf, the recreation & fitness center, turf department, membership sales, accounting, facilities, and food and beverage. He also controlled an overall operating budget of $3 million per year, along with a long-term capital plan.
Prior to joining the Plateau Club, Bowles served as a Corporate Partnerships Manager for the Virginia Mason Foundation, working exclusively with the Boeing Classic, a PGA Tour Champions event. Bowles executed all sales and partnerships for the event, exceeding $2.6 million in business, while managing all partner relationships throughout the year.
Bowles also served as Director of Golf at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge in Snoqualmie, Wash., along with Golf Professional positions at both The Golf Club at Newcastle, in Newcastle, Wash., and Washington National Golf Club in Auburn, Wash. He holds a B.A. in Sports Management from Washington State University, where he played on the golf team.
About OB Sports
Mill Creek Country Club is professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management, a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success in the golf industry. OB Sports currently manages around 60 premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States and the Bahamas. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. For more information about OB Sports Golf Management, visit www.obsports.com
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