Samantha is originally from Indiana and began her career in 2011 following graduation from Indiana University at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, FL. From there Samantha moved to northern Virginia where she was Member Relations Director for River Creek Club, a member of the ClubCorp family, for 3 seasons before accepting the Membership Sales Director position at Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club.
During her tenure with ClubCorp Samantha has been the recipient of the Rising Star Award during her first year with the company in 2014 and awarded the Super Star award in 2015. In her spare time Samantha enjoys cooking, hiking, fitness, and anything outdoors with her dog Ryder. As Membership Director Samantha looks forward to welcoming you and your family to Bluegrass and ensuring you enjoy your time at the Club.
Stephanie is originally from Hendersonville, graduating from Hendersonville High School in 2010 and has been at Bluegrass since October 2014 when she started as a Kid Zone attendant and then worked her way up to Hostess, Receptionist, Lead Banquet Bartender, and Men’s Card Room Attendant. She accepted the Promotion to Member Relations Coordinator in July 2018 where she is now in charge of Member Retention, Planning Member Events and Marketing; which she loves. When she isn’t working Stephanie loves to watch Cooking Shows, read (her favorites are True Crime and Autobiographies!) and doing anything related to Art!
Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2019
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Donald has worked as a short order cook in diners, Country Clubs, 5 star Steak Houses and everything in between in his almost 30 years of cooking, starting at only 12 in his Uncle’s Big Boy Diner in Detroit, Michigan. His specialties are his Prime Cuts of Steaks, Fresh Seafood Specials and his famous White Chicken Chili. When he’s not showing off his skills in the kitchen he enjoys watching movies, playing disc golf and spending time with his kids. Once the Executive Chef at Fairvue Plantation, Donald has worked at Bluegrass since 2015, taking a small break in 2017 to help open at Oak Steakhouse in Downtown Nashville as their Executive Sous Chef, and we are so excited to have him back!
Joel is originally from Orlando, Florida where he started his career with the ClubCorp team at the Citrus Club in 2004. He worked his way up on the Operations Team to Service Captain within a few short years and focused on bar and restaurant management. He took a couple short breaks from the Hospitality world and eventually came back to his roots at the Citrus Club after realizing his love for food and beverage. Joel transferred within the company, moved to Nashville in December 2017 and landed at Bluegrass as Dining Room Manager. With his experience in operations, eagerness and drive he soon took on the roll as Private Events Director. Joel loves the culture that ClubCorp provides and practices it's motto daily. His goal is to eventually be a Club GM.
Role: Golf Course Superintendent
Serving Since: 2011
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Tyler is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University where he received a BS in Agronomy with a concentration in Turfgrass Management and a minor in business.
After graduation Tyler began his career in Louisville, Kentucky at Big Spring Country Club as an Assistant in Training. He then decided to make the move back to Tennessee where he took a position as a Second Assistant at the Hermitage Golf Course.
Later, Tyler gladly accepted the Assistant Position at Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club, where he moved up to the Superintendent position in May 2014. Tyler now resides in East Nashville with wife Joey. Tyler has now been at Bluegrass since May 2011 and strives to make it the most beautiful golf course in Tennessee.