Mike Hoelzer is native Texan and long-time Houston resident, Mike comes to us with a wealth of private club experience, spanning 20+ years. Most recently Mike was COO & General Manager for both Georgetown Country Club and Berry Creek Country Club in Georgetown TX. He was responsible for managing the entire operations for both private club facilities. Prior to his successful management at both private clubs, he served as General Manager for Landmark Land Company, a real estate development company specializing in the creation of high caliber golf courses in upscale communities. Mike covered all areas of golf course management services for the regions of Dallas, Houston and Austin. His resume also includes serving as Director of Golf for Sugar Creek Country Club in Sugar Land Texas.
Mike is a visible, energetic and ethical leader who will be dedicated to Timarron’s overall mission and values, maintaining a management philosophy that culminates in Member satisfaction and employee engagement. He is very excited to be joining the Timarron team and partnering with Members and Staff to build on the best Member and guest experiences.
Mike is a member of the Professional Golfers Association of America and the Club Managers Association of America. He attended Lamar University in Beaumont Texas. Mike and Natalie are the proud parents of 3 children, Bailee age 19, Caleb age 13 and Avreigh-Fay age 8.
Kirby Sutton is a California native who most recently came from Las Colinas Country Club. Kirby has a background in food and beverage as well as customer service. She is eager to use her knowledge gained from her years in the customer service industry to ensure each Member has a wonderful time at Timarron and is able to maximize their experience to the fullest.
When she is not hard at work, Kirby enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, wine tasting, books, and loves outdoor activities.
Role: Director of FItness Serving Since: 2014 Email Courtney Ortega
Courtney is a tall Texas gal from the DFW area. She is the spirit and life of the fitness center here at Timarron Country Club.
She joined the team in April of 2014 as our Fitness Director, and has hit the ground running with fitness initiatives, annual fitness banquet, fitness tailgate parties, and she just makes fitness fun. Her experience in the fitness industry expands over 18 years as a Personal Trainer and Fitness Manager of non-profit/for-profit Fitness Centers.
Her reputation as a personal trainer at our club has been overwhelmingly impressive with our members. With Courtney's upbeat attitude and persistent drive to achieve success, she focuses on designing personalized workouts pertaining to her client's needs. It is her mission, her focus, her passion: "To Change People's Lives".
Dave grew up in New Orleans, LA, and started playing golf when he was 8-years-old. His first golf coach was his Dad. He graduated from LSU in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
His passion is to create new golfers, help golfers improve their skills and advance to new levels. Everyone needs to have the Game-Of-Lifetime-Fun bring joy to their lives!
Dave is a PGA Master Professional in Teaching and Coaching and PGA Quarter Century Member. He has given more than 10,000 lessons and been awarded Teacher of the Year (Southern Texas PGA – Western Chapter), Junior Golf Leader (Southern Texas PGA) and is also a certified First Tee Coach.
In 2000, after 12 years as the Head Golf Professional at Sherwood Forest Country Club in Baton Rouge, La., Dave moved to Austin, Texas, where he served as the Director of Instruction at the Onion Creek Club and then became the Director of Instruction and Programming for the First Tee of Greater Austin.
In 2010, he married his Aggie wife Alicia “Bunny” Baron at the US Open at Pebble Beach. In 2016, he returned to Texas to direct the PGA Learning Center. When Dave and Bunny are not playing golf together, they enjoy watching golf and other sporting events, especially LSU Tiger Football, wine tasting and playing with their puppy, Arnold Palmer, aka Arnie.
Dave Baron | PGA Master Professional
Role: Director of Facilities Maintenance Serving Since: 2012 Email Houston Hall
As the Director of Maintenance, Houston and his team maintain and service the club with dedication providing quality service and exceeding Member and Guest expectations. Responsible for maintaining projects and ongoing improvements including performing preventive maintenance to electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems, building equipment, carpentry, and special projects which meets the ClubCorp standards of Operations.
We are very fortunate to have someone with so much experience to help drive our projects.
Role: Executive Chef Serving Since: 2017 Email Benito Gavirio
Chef Gavirio was born in the city of Acuna, Mexico, a small town outside of Del Rio Texas. At an early age, Benito spent time in the kitchen with his family where he developed the longtime family tradition, “The Passion for Cooking.”
Enjoying his passion, Chef Benito went on to pursue a career in Culinary Arts as he attended El Centro College in the heart of Dallas, Texas. With over 20 years of cooking and restaurant experience, Benito has become an extremely accomplished chef and has had the opportunity to work in a variety of restaurant settings.
As he continued to gain knowledge of the culinary world, his career began to flourish as he assisted with the opening of the Gaylord Texan. He continued on his career path as the Executive Chef at the DFW Marriott South leading his team through the grand opening. As the expansion of Central Market grew, Chef Benito was also employed to assist with the Grand opening in Plano and Southlake, Texas. In regards to the flavor Chef Benito brought to Central Market, he began sharing his talent by offering cooking classes that maxed out capacity.
Chef Gavirio has also made guest appearances on Univision Television several different occasions as the featured Chef and was also featured in The D Magazine and worked on Celebrity shows with Top Chefs.
Role: Director of Golf Serving Since: 2017 Email Scott Arnold
Scott Arnold professional career in golf began in Southern California and returned to his hometown of Buffalo, NY before venturing to the Southlake, TX area. Most recently he was the General Manager / Director of Golf at Tan Tara Golf Club in North Tonawanda, NY. There he was responsible for developing new standards for the Member’s golf experience and overseeing the entire club operation.
Excited to join the Timarron team, Scott brings a vast knowledge of golf experiences with golf and country clubs. He has hosted the PGA Tour Qualifying School, taught college classes in golf operations, tournament operations and customer service. Worked with The First Tee program, developed golf schools, planned a new clubhouse and met thousands of golfers from all walks of life, famous and genuine, even caddying for a US President.
Scott is a member of the Professional Golfers Association of America and attended the University of Buffalo (NY) and The Professional Golfers Career College (CA). As a Buffalonian he is a fan of the Bills, the Sabres and has a sense of humor on both.