Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2018
Email Chris Schwartz
Prior to joining the team at Walnut Creek, Chris served as Director of Golf at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney, Texas. He also served as Director of Golf at the prestigious Encanterra Country Club near Phoenix, Arizona where he garnered the designation of Top 10 Best New Private Clubs in 2008. In addition, he served as Head Golf Professional at Morgan Run Club and Resort near San Diego, California and Assistant Golf Professional at historic Pinehurst in North Carolina.
Chris is a graduate of New Mexico State University and a longtime member of the PGA. He looks forward to the opportunity to share his passion for the game of golf with the entire membership at Walnut Creek.
In his off time Chris enjoys spending time with his family. Chris is married to his amazing wife of over 11 years Kelly. Chris and Kelly have an 8year old son Cole. Chris enjoys cooking with Kelly and spending time helping coach Cole's soccer and football teams.
Courtney began her Club Corp career in August 2012 at Walnut Creek Country Club where her dedication and hard work had her working within several facets of the Club. She left Walnut Creek in March 2014 to join the Brookhaven Country Club Membership Team. While at BCC, Courtney discovered her passion for Membership and in March 2016 moved to La Cima Club as the Director of Membership. In March 2018, Courtney rejoined the Walnut Creek CC team as a Membership Director.
A Mansfield, TX native, Courtney is a Mansfield High School alumni. As a sports enthusiast, Courtney grew up watching and cheering on all our local sports teams. She has played soccer since she was six and not only was a member of the Marching Band, but was also a place kicker on the Mansfield High football team all four years.
Courtney spends her free time with her daughter, husband and her Pitbull, Georgia.
Prior to joining the Walnut Creek team, Cory was a Supervisor for the ClubLine where he built a great knowledge of the benefits our Members receive. Cory also held a first assistant role at Lantana Golf Club before joining ClubCorp.
Cory graduated with a Bachelors in Management from the University of Texas at Tyler. Following that, Cory graduated valedictorian from The Golf Academy of America - Dallas where he earned an associate’s degree in Golf Operations and Management.
In his free time Cory likes to golf, play with his dog, Leila and is a diehard New England Patriots fan.
A member of the ClubCorp family since 1992, Monica Nash is a Texas Native. Monica got her start at the Century II Club in Downtown Fort Worth as their Bartender. From there, Monica transferred to La Cima in December of 1993 to manage the bar and oversee the Wine Cellar. In 2004, Monica became the Food and Beverage Manager at Brookhaven Country Club, and served as our Service Director but has now moved into the position of Member Relations Director for the club.
Monica is married with four children, three girls and a boy.
Angel Farris began her career with ClubCorp family at Shady Valley in Arlington, Texas in 1993. Angel was promoted to Private Event Director in 2001. She moved to Walnut Creek as Private Event Director in 2009. Prior to working with ClubCorp, Angel has worked for more than 30 years in the private clubs in Colorado, California and Texas.
As the daughter of a career Air Force father, Angel grew up all over the United States and spent 5 years in Japan as a child and teenager. She has now settled in Fort Worth with her husband. They have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.
Angel can orchestrate any type of private event you want to hold at the club. She is extremely dedicated to making every event a remarkable one!
"I love being at Walnut Creek and look forward to many more years of helping plan events for all occasions and creating memories of a lifetime"!
Raised in Northern Colorado, my first job was at a "brick and mortar" restaurant at the age of 15. Quickly developing a passion for food and cooking, I began my journey to Walnut Creek.
After hopping from kitchen to kitchen over the next 10 years I finally decided to get serious about what I was doing and moved to North Texas in 2001 to attend The Art Institute of Dallas. Graduating in late 2003 with an AAS in Culinary Arts, I went to work at Brooke Hollow Golf Club in Dallas.There I was able to really hone in my skills in the kitchen. From there I went on to Wichita Falls Country Club for 2 years as the Sous Chef and then to Ridglea Country Club as the Executive Sous Chef. After 2 years there I became the Executive Sous Chef at Piazza in the Village. Becoming the Executive Chef after 5 years and another 5 years of continued leadership.Finally the company was sold and I became a free agent, bringing me to Walnut Creek.
With a deep passion and unshakable drive to improve everything from the food to the culture around me, I am without a doubt pleased to be a part of the Walnut Creek family.
My off time is spent mostly with my beautiful wife Ginna and our 2 wonderful children, Ryker (5) and Teagan (2).
Prior to joining the Club in March 2019, I served as the Head Golf Professional at Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club in Oklahoma. And worked at Raveneaux Country Club, TPC Louisiana, and The Alotian Club.
Graduated from Ferris State University Professional Golf Management Program. I have been a PGA Member since 2009.
Stop by the Golf Shop, I am alwaysactively involved in teaching golfers of all ages.
I am so excited to be a part of the team at Walnut Creek Country Club and serve the entire membership with a commitment to excellence.
Away from the Club, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Mallory and my 7 year old son, Noah. In my spare time I love watching sports, especially football.
Role: Director of Tennis
Serving Since: 2018
Email Ken Klein
Ken Klein started playing tennis when he was 5 years old. He played varsity tennis in high school and college. In high school he won many sportsmanship awards, player of the year, and qualified for the State Tournament 4 years in a row. In college he again received many sportsmanship awards, player of the week, player of the year, Most Valuable Player, and was ranked in the top 10 nationally in doubles. After college he played on the Satellite Tour for a year before deciding to teach tennis full time.
Ken Klein is a USPTA professional, and has taught tennis for the past 29 years. He has held every position in the tennis industry including Assistant Pro, Junior Coordinator, Head Pro, and Director of Tennis. He has taught players of all levels from beginners to aspiring professionals. Ken Klein has helped many junior players reach their goals of Super Champ and even full ride college scholarships. He has also assisted his adult students reach goals of attaining the next NTRP level or making it to playoffs and sectionals. Since he started teaching at Walnut Creek in 1996, he has had the unique opportunity to teach the children of some of his past junior students. Ken is easy to find, just go look out on the courts, if its not Sunday or raining you will find him there.