Role: General Manager Serving Since: 2017 Phone Number: 770.923.2909
Role: Membership Director Serving Since: 2017 Phone Number: 770.923.2909 x:223
Role: Director of Food & Beverage Serving Since: 2013 Phone Number: 770.923.2909 x:237
Rob Lane has been the Food and Beverage Director at Northwood since October 2013. Prior to Northwood, Rob directed the day-to-day food and beverage operations for OK Cafe, Mary Mac’s Tea Room, and Ray’s On The River. He has a wealth of managerial experience in the food and beverage world, including that at two 3-Star properties in Atlanta: Killer Creek as the Restaurant and Lounge Manager and Cha Cha Bongo’s as the General Manager. While with ClubCorp, Rob has also received a number of company honors, including a 2015 Team of Excellence Award.
Role: Executive Chef Serving Since: 2018 Phone Number: 770.923.2909
Keith Strellis joined Northwood Country Club in September 2018. Keith’s culinary career began in San Francisco, CA attending culinary school and completing an apprenticeship through the American Culinary Federation. Keith worked as the executive chef at properties - Bodega Bay Lodge in Bodega, CA and La Meridian Hotel in Dallas, TX. Then Keith opened his own restaurant “Keith’s Sebastopol Grill” in Sebastopol CA. Keith now leads the Northwood culinary team with the simple goal to provide the freshest, most flavorful and interesting menus for our members and guests.
Role: Assistant Golf Professional Serving Since: 2006
Manny Delgado began his career with ClubCorp in 2006 and joined Northwood Country Club in June 2007 as one of the Club's Assistant Golf Professionals. Prior to Northwood, he served as an Assistant Golf Professional at Chateau Elan, The Legends at Chateau Elan, Olde Atlanta, Eaglewatch and Ewin Watts. He was the Apprentice Head Professional at Trophy Club of Appalachee and also was the 1996 Assistants Player of the Year for the state of Georgia.
Role: Head Golf Professional Serving Since: 2016 Phone Number: 770.923.2909
Samantha Liberty was born and raised in Brockton, Mass. She earned a degree in Sport Management at Ithaca College in 2013, where she also played collegiate golf. She started her career as an Assistant Pro at the Harmon Club in Rockland, Mass. After graduating college, Samantha moved to Atlanta, and worked at Heritage Golf Links from 2013 to 2015 as an Assistant Golf Professional before joining Northwood Country Club as an Assistant Golf Professional. She is currently a PGA Apprentice and a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach.
Role: Golf Course Superintendent Serving Since: 1979
Chuck Understood has been Northwood's Golf Course Superintendent since September 1982, but has worked for the Club since 1972. Before the golf course was constructed, the property was a 750-acre farm that Chuck's uncle owned and his grandfather was also involved with. In 1959, the property was sold and the construction of Northwood County Club began. In 1964, his Uncle reacquired the property and his father came to work as Superintendent at Northwood, which was then a 9-hole golf course. My father built the back nine in 1965 and remained Superintendent until 1982, before becoming General Manager until 2000. Northwood has been and continues to be a very special place to Chuck and his family. Chuck also graduated from the University of Georgia and has been a Certified Golf Course Superintendent since 1995. In 2003, he was named Georgia's Golf Course Superintendent of the year.