Last Update :8/28/2012
Jim Hahn Appointed as General Manager of the World Golf Village Resort Golf Courses
Birmingham, AL – Honours Golf Company has announced that Jim Hahn will serve as general manager of the golf courses located at World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Florida. Honours Golf Company has owned and managed the two championship courses – King & Bear and Slammer & Squire - since November 2000.
Hahn is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years of experience in the golf industry. He most recently served as general manager for Cape Fear National and Wellness Center at Brunswick Forest Resort based in North Carolina. During his tenure, the facility was named to the “Top 10 New Golf Courses in the Nation” and “Top 75 Residential Communities in the US” by Golf Digest.
Prior to that, Hahn served in other various roles for KemperSports. He began his career with KemperSports as general manager for a 27-hole facility in Mt. Prospect, Illinois and eventually worked his way up through the company, later becoming senior vice president of operations for more than 15 years, where he oversaw 18 golf properties throughout the Midwest.
“Jim Hahn’s extensive experience and expertise in the golf industry and innovated approach to club management, sales and customer service make him uniquely qualified to take over the direction of the King & Bear and Slammer & Squire golf courses,” said Rob Shults, president of Honours Golf. “Because of his passion for golf and strong leadership skills, he is a perfect fit in our corporate culture and will enable us to take these courses to the next level.”
Jim is a PGA Class A Member and has served on the Board of Directors for The First Tee of Chicago. He is also a graduate of Northwestern University – Kellogg Business School of Management and has a certification in agronomy from the Michigan and Illinois Department of Agriculture.
About World Golf Village Resort
Opened in 1998, World Golf Village Resort was built to give golf enthusiasts a site to pay tribute to the great game of golf. This 6,300 acre resort located in St. Augustine, Fla. is home to the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum, two award-winning championship golf courses, Slammer & Squire and King & Bear; the flagship Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village and adjoining St. Johns County Convention Center; Grande Villas at World Golf Village, a Bluegreen Vacation Club resort; Laterra Resort & PGA TOUR Spa; and the PGA TOUR Golf Academy. Complementing these attractions is the PGA TOUR STOP retail center, several restaurants (including Murray Bros. Caddyshack), a 300-seat IMAX® theater and a variety of residential neighborhoods.
About the World Golf Village Golf Courses
As the official golf courses of the World Golf Hall of Fame, King & Bear and Slammer & Squire at World Golf Village are championship courses designed to offer both enjoyment and challenge in a spectacular and unique resort setting.
King & Bear, named for its co-designers Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, opened in 2000 and is the first-and-only design collaboration between these two World Golf Hall of Fame members. The 7,279-yard course is a "driver's" course, which should come as no surprise as both Palmer and Nicklaus wielded awesome power games in their primes. The front nine is an open, links style layout that gives a nod to the heritage of the historic city of St. Augustine, Florida. The back nine is more traditional Florida golf fringed with loblolly pines, 200-year-old oak trees, indigenous coquina rock and numerous water features.
The Slammer & Squire was designed by course architect Bobby Weed with World Golf Hall of Fame Members and design consultants, Sam “The Slammer” Snead, and Gene “The Squire” Sarazen. All three men shared a desire to build a course that rewards good shot making while preserving the area’s natural beauty. What developed is a well groomed course that showcases the pristine unspoiled wooded areas, wetlands and natural beauty of the region with an emphasis on the short game. The 6,939 yard course has generous landing areas with beautifully contoured greens. Players will revel in the three finishing holes which offer breath-taking views of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Both courses are rated four and a half stars by Golf Digest and have hosted numerous nationally-televised events including several Champions Tour events. For more information regarding the World Golf Village Golf Courses call (904) 940-6088 or visit www.golfwgv.com..
Photos: Available upon request.
About Honours Golf
Honours Golf is the leading boutique club management company in the Southeast with corporate offices in Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. The company currently operates numerous award-winning golf facilities including the King & Bear at World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Florida; Limestone Springs Golf Club in Oneonta, Alabama; and Craft Farms Golf Resort in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The company has plans to grow the Honours Golf brand in the Southeast through management contracts and development partnerships. For more information, follow www.twitter.com/honoursgolf, visit www.HonoursGolf.com or call (866) HONOURS.
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