Course of the Week: Bobby Jones Links to manage Pittsburgh’s Green Oaks CC

By |  May 3, 2024 0 Comments

Bobby Jones Links (BJL), a boutique management company, is now managing Green Oaks Country Club in Verona, Pa.

This classic Donald Ross design is a par-71. Originally a nine-hole layout, the membership in 1913 engaged Donald Ross for a new 18-hole course after purchasing an additional 46 acres adjacent to the original property. Ross returned in 1914 to finish placing the bunkers and the course opened in the fall of 1914.

Photo: Bobby Jones Links

Photo: Bobby Jones Links

“Pittsburgh is a very golf-rich market with an excellent history and Green Oaks is part of that with a classic Donald Ross design and a strong legacy,” said Doug Hellman, chief development officer at BJL. “The club is extremely accessible and it offers a top-notch course and playing experience, as well as a fully amenitized clubhouse with a large members grill, pool, tennis and new pickleball courts. The board is intent on continuing to elevate the member value proposition through the execution of a strategic capital improvement plan.”

This classic golf course has remained the centerpiece of the club and now the BJL team has begun reestablishing and elevating the facility’s leadership team.

“We are handling the executive search and vetting of all candidates, and in collaboration with the Board will place individuals in key leadership positions who are complementary to achieving the club’s and board’s goals,” said Hellman. “We immediately placed an interim general manager – Allyson Kahl-Darling – a senior member of our team, so we could hit the ground running. She’s worked with our staff training and leadership center.”

Photo: Bobby Jones Links

Photo: Bobby Jones Links

“We look forward to BJL shepherding the process of hiring for key roles and infusing engaging and enriching programming and culture at Green Oaks,” said Club President Marc Olin. “With our recently renovated Donald Ross golf course and fantastic membership, we’re confident that Green Oaks can be one of the premier club experiences in the region.”

BJL is also implementing new programming events and member communication platforms immediately.

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Sydney is a graduate from Kent State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with minors in Marketing and Advertising. While attending KSU, she held multiple internships and was a reporter for the Kent Stater.

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