Role: General Manager Serving Since: 2018 Email Bill Hughes
Bill Hughes became a Professional Golfer’s Association of America Member in 1984 after an accomplished career playing junior, collegiate, amateur and professional golf. In 1995, Mr. Hughes joined an elite group when being named the 169th PGA Master Professional in the history of the PGA of America.
Hired by the PGA TOUR in 1996, Hughes has been the Chief Operating Officer/General Manager at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee, TPC River’s Bend in Cincinnati, Ohio, TPC Craig Ranch in Dallas, Texas and in 2006 arrived at TPC Sawgrass, the PGA TOUR’s Flagship property located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida to oversee construction of the 110,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, renovation of both the PLAYERS Stadium and Dye’s Valley golf courses while repositioning the Club and PGA TOUR Brand worldwide.
Mr. Hughes has been recognized by the PGA of America with several awards including: “Junior Golf Leadership”, “The Bill Strausbaugh” and “Golf Professional of the Year” on more than one occasion. Mr. Hughes was also the inaugural recipient of the American Junior Golf Association “General Manager of the Year” Award in 2013.
In 2015 the PGA of America and its 29,000 members and apprentices recognized Mr. Hughes with the National “Bill Strausbaugh Award” for his passion for mentoring aspiring PGA Professionals and his work with many non-profit organizations he serves in North Florida. Mr. Hughes was conferred with an honorary Doctorate Degree from Flagler College in 2015 for his tireless support of the college, the community and his leadership in St. Johns County.
After a 22-year distinguished career with the PGA TOUR, the last 12 years as Chief Operating Officer and General Manager at TPC Sawgrass, Mr. Hughes has relocated to Dallas, Texas and has assumed the role of General Manager of Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas to oversee the rebirth of one of the most iconic private clubs every built in the DFW area. Bill is partnered for life with his beautiful wife Molly for over thirty-two years.
I grew up in Colorado with my amazing family. I earned my degree in Technical Journalism, focusing on Public Relations, from Colorado State University. In 2010, I was presented with an opportunity to move to Texas and this turned out to be the best decision of my life because I found my true passion of working in the private club industry. Las Colinas Country Club is truly my home away from home and I thoroughly enjoy serving the Members of Las Colinas Country Club. I enjoy bringing families together through private club membership and looks forward to building relationships and enriching lives for years to come.
Jeane' Snavely joins us as the new Private Event Director for Las Colinas. She has been in the catering, events, and weddings business for the last fifteen years working for companies such as Hilton Waldorf Astoria, Landry's and PGA WEST. She has extensive knowledge of planning events in the country club setting serving as the Private Events Manager for PGA WEST in La Quinta, California.
She was born and raised in Palos Verdes Estates in sunny Southern California. She graduated college in San Francisco and landed her first catering job with Wolfgang Puck's, Spago restaurant.
Jeane' is new to the Dallas/ Fort Worth area and when she is not working she enjoys cooking for family, listening to live music, and exploring the food scene in Dallas with her daughter Madigan.
Alex has worked in the wedding and event industry for over 9 years. Before joining the Private Events team at Las Colinas Country Club, Alex owned and operated a Dallas-based wedding and event planning business, Events by Alex.
Alex grew up in Dallas, Texas. She first realized her passion for event planning and production at 17, when she worked as the Party Manager at a children’s event venue. While attending college at the University of North Texas, Alex completed training to attain her “Certified Wedding and Event Planner “(CWEP) certification as well as an internship with Todd Events, a premier DFW event production company. Soon after, Alex founded Events by Alex in 2011.
Since then, Alex has been featured in D Weddings "Ask the Expert" and chosen as 1 of 12 competitors in The 1st Annual Wedding Games, a worldwide wedding design competition, hosted by the Wedding and Event Institute (W.E.I.). She also proudly served 4 years as the Director of Programs for the Society of Wedding Professionals.
Alex looks forward to creating unforgettable experiences for the members and guests at Las Colinas Country Club!
I grew up in the North Dallas area attending W. T. White high school and then moving on to the University of North Texas. My career in the golf business started as a cart attendant at Brookhaven Country Club while I was still in high school. I moved through many different roles at Brookhaven and even spent a little time at Las Colinas in 2005 as an Outside Service Attendant and shop help before heading back to Brookhaven for an Assistant Professional position and moving to Head Golf Professional. My last 4 years were spent at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson, TX as the Head Golf Professional.
Role: Director of Tennis Serving Since: 2009 Email JJ Paulsen
I was born and raised in Denton, Texas and began my tennis journey at the age of 10. As a junior player, I was top ranked in Texas in both singles and doubles. In 1993, I accepted a tennis scholarship to Texas Women’s University, where I graduated cum laude with a major in Business Administration. I played number 1 singles and doubles for TWU, and earned the Athlete of the Year award three out of four seasons.
In 1998, I became the director of tennis at Oakmont Country Club. After building the program and adding two courts to the facility, I moved to Trophy Club Country Club to become the director of tennis there. I expanded the tennis program at TCCC and added three additional courts to the program. In 2009, after 10 successful years at TCCC, I accepted the director of tennis position at Las Colinas Country Club. I am extremely happy to be a part of LCCC, and thrive to serve the Club and its Members on a daily basis.
In addition to being the director of tennis at Las Colinas Country Club, I serve as the DPTA treasurer and the vice president of the Ft. Worth Pros Association. I am USPTA certified.