Our Team

Joey Branham

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2000
Phone Number: 281.376.1501

Joey grew up in Humble, Texas and attended North Harris County Junior College. He started with ClubCorp at The Clubs of Kingwood in 1999. During his 12 years there, he served as an assistant Golf Professional at The Deerwood Club, Director of Instruction at The Golf Advantage School, and Head Golf Professional of The Forest Course. Also, in 2009, he was elected to PGA Membership and was a founding committee member for The ClubCorp Golf Academy.

Derek Sawyers

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2019
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Eric Jukola

Role: Private Events Coordinator
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 281.376.1501

Chris Plautz

Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 281.376.4061

Chris is a 2008 graduate of the Professional Golf Management Program at Ferris State University. Prior to joining Willow Creek Golf Club, Chris was the 1st Assistant Golf Professional at Golf Club of Houston. He also was the 1st Assistant Professional at Rancho La Quinta Country Club in La Quinta, California.

Jessica Castro

Role: Office Administrator
Serving Since: 2016

Jessica is a “Texas Girl” and the Club's Office Administrator. She lives in Houston with her husband and their four small children. 

Alton Robertson

Role: Locker Room Manager
Serving Since: 1999

Alton has been serving the Members of Willow Creek Golf Club since 1999. Alton is always ready to serve you the beverage and food that he already knows you will be requesting. He takes pride in knowing the Members and taking it even further by knowing preferences, and tendencies. 

Ben Hutchins

Role: Golf Course Superintendent
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 281.376.1501