Role: General Manager Serving Since: 2016 Phone Number: 904.461.1101
Tom has been with ClubCorp since 2000. His tenure with ClubCorp has taken him from Atlanta - (2007-08 Philippines) to Massachusetts - to Indiana - to Massachusetts - back to Atlanta and finally to Saint Augustine.
Tom was educated in Louisiana and after his time in college he entered the golf business as a golf pro. Seven years later he became the GM at his club and has never looked back.
Tom has moved here with his wife Cora and his two daughters, Maria and Anastasia.
Along with Tom's time in the golf business, he and Cora have taken a couple of breaks from the business and served as missionaries for 10 of their 29 years of marriage. Maria and Anastasia joined them in Asia with their last missionary tenure in the the Phillipines in 2007 and 2008. Tom actually met his wife, Cora in the Philippines while serving as a missionaries in 1988.
The Carter family members are active in both tennis and golf. His daughters, Maria and Anastasia both played collegiate golf, with Anastasia playing the mini tours for a couple of years before settling down in a position with Northwestern Mutual here in St. Augustine.
Maria, Tom and Cora's eldest daughter, also played collegiate tennis and is currently is with the Golf Channel.
Cora, founded a missionary organization and travels to SE Asia two times a year working in the tribal areas of the Philippines and Cambodia. Cora's team not only brings the Gospel to rural areas but also introduces effective methods of agriculture and farming. The goal is to educate to educate the poor in ways they can be self sustaining for their dietary needs.
Tom remembers when his daughters came to him a few years ago and said, "DAD, this is the best move we've ever made." Tom and his family have truly become a part of the Marsh Creek FAMILY.
Role: Membership Director Serving Since: 1993 Phone Number: 904.461.1101
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.
Role: Private Events Coordinator Serving Since: 2015 Phone Number: 904.461.1101
Suzi Laine Ward grew up on White Oak Golf Course in Newnan, Georgia and moved to St. Augustine to attend Flagler College in 2012. She began working as a server at Marsh Creek Country Club, and knew right away it was her home away from home. In 2015, Suzi Laine began working as the Club's Member Services Representative, and after graduating from Flagler in 2016, she began working as Member Relations Coordinator and Private Events Coordinator.
Suzi Laine lives in St. Augustine with her two dogs, Linus and Olive.
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.
Role: Director of Tennis & Fitness Serving Since: 1997 Phone Number: 904.461.1101
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. John joined the Marsh Creek staff in 1997, and has served as Director of Tennis and Fitness since 2004.
Role: Executive Chef Serving Since: 2018 Phone Number: 904.461.1101
Executive Chef Jean-Pierre was introduced to cooking in high school through his friend’s father who owned restaurants in Vero Beach. Little did he know that one day he would run and own restaurants.
JP is an alum of THE University of Florida and Le Cordon Bleu & Brookline College, and lives by the motto "Simple ingredients done correctly wins every time.”