Mary Claire Gaze is coming to Marsh Creek Country Club from Firethorne Country Club and brings with her 27 years of experience in the private club industry. Born and raised in Pittsburgh PA she was graduated from Miami University, Oxford Ohio and began her service industry career in Spring Lake NJ, and continued in Hilton Head, SC and most recently Raleigh NC.
She strives to exceed expectations and is always seeking new and fun ideas to improve communication and consistency. She is married and lives with her husband Dave and their two children, Matthew and Rebecca. Mary Claire enjoys meeting and serving all Members and their families, creating exceptional Member experiences!
Marianne began her career at Marsh Creek in April 1993 as secretary to the Golf Course Superintendent and then moved to the accounting department where she eventually became Assistant Controller. In 1996 Marianne became the Membership Director and has enjoyed her job immensely. Her position allows her to meet new members and get them acclimated to the club and she also enjoys being involved in all events and day to day activities.
Marianne is married to Ed and has a daughter Britta. Marianne was born in St. Augustine and loves calling this area home – and so will you.
Our Director of Golf, Cary Splane, is a graduate of The University of Florida. Cary played 4 years for the University’s Golf Team and then went on to play on the Canadian PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour. After becoming a Club professional over 20 years ago, Cary has enjoyed much success. He has been the Northern Chapter PGA Player of the Year – 1999, 2007, 2009 and 2010, as well as having competed in 6 National Club Professional Championships. We are proud to have Cary with us and his passion for the game has been a great addition to Marsh Creek!
Role: Assistant Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2014
Phone Number: 904.461.1101
Ben Miller, the youngest member of our golf staff, graduated from Flagler College in 2016 with a degree in Political Science. Ben is from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and was an avid golfer throughout high school. Ben has worked at Marsh Creek since October of 2014, and is currently in the process of completing the Professional Golf Management program while apprenticing with our Director of Golf, Cary Splane.
John Jacobson, Director and Head Tennis Professional, was born in Tampa but grew up in Cooper City, Fl. John was a top-ranked Florida junior player and played Division I tennis for Jacksonville State University in Alabama. He joined the Marsh Creek staff in 1997, and has served as Director of Tennis and Fitness since 2004.
Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2020
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Chef William Swank has been cooking professionally since 2001. His love for food and cooking began at a very young age while cooking with his family. Chef attended The Culinary Program at Hodgson Vo-tech High School in Delaware and Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina. His passion for fresh and amazing seafood led to Chef’s style of French, Eastern European and Caribbean cuisines.
Chef Will is a certified Chef de Cuisine and has worked for Sodexo, Black Diamond Ranch, The Hotel DuPont, Peter Island Resort in The British Virgin Islands, and most recently at Southern Hills Plantation. His passion continues as the new Executive Chef at Marsh Creek Country Club to bring you fresh new flavors and create a destination for dining in style.