PRESS RELEASE: Plantation Golf and Country Club Hits the Tri-Fecta

16 Feb 2015, Posted by Play Golf Sarasota in Area Golf, Feature, Golf Courses, News

Plantation Golf and Country Club
Hits the Tri-Fecta

The Plantation Golf and Country Club is thrilled to announce three outstanding additions to its staff


 Ben Addis

Ben Addis, Director of Golf

For the first time in nearly 27 years, Plantation has welcomed a new Director of Golf, Ben Addis.  Former Director of Golf, Keith Struble was very successful in his more than 26 year tenure and will certainly be missed.  Plantation is exceptionally fortunate to have acquired Ben, who is more than qualified, and comes to The Plantation from Hole in the Wall Golf Club of Naples Florida. “I am very happy to be a part of Plantation Golf and Country Club”, Ben remarked. “Plantation offers all the amenities of a top level country club, and is positioning itself for a successful future. The two golf courses offer enjoyment for players of all levels and compliment each other nicely. I am looking forward to a fantastic and exciting future.”  Prior to spending 20 years as Head Professional at Hole In The Wall, Ben graduated from the University of Central Florida and entered PGA’s apprentice program.  Ben graduated in the top 5% of his class and began his career as Director of Golf at The Grand Hotel on Macinaw Island, Michigan.


James Murdock

James Murdock, Food and Beverage Director

James has worked in the private club industry for 15 years.  His years learning the profession began at Horseshoe Bay Resort in Texas.  Here James became skilled in fine dining and restaurant management.  More importantly, James honed his skills in member relations.  During his tenure at Horseshoe Bay Resort, he was in charge of revamping the club’s restaurants as well as orchestrating several grand openings.  Upon leaving Horseshoe, James became head of front house operations the most prestigious clubhouse at Dallas Country Club in Dallas, TX.  James is, “truly excited” to have found a home at Plantation GCC.  “My goal is to integrate my past experiences in member relations to achieve an impeccable all-around culinary and service experience, which can only be achieved through the combined talents of our outstanding team here at Plantation.  We have all the pieces in place and I believe that this establishment is on the right path to become THE premier club in southwest Florida region!”


Jill Shin

Jill Shinn, Golf Shop Merchandiser

Jill is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. She attended Indiana University and Ringling School of Art majoring in Illustration. The combination of her love of art, sports, and retail has given her an unusual and well – rounded insight into golf retail with no detail left unattended. Her professional golf industry career in the Sarasota area includes, acting as Director of Retail at The Longboat Key Club, Retail Coordinator at The Oaks Club, Lakewood Ranch, and The Founders Club, and most recently the Director of Retail at Streamsong Resort. She is the proud mother of three lovely daughters and two amazing grandchildren. In addition to working in golf, she loves playing tennis, painting and gardening. Jill is extremely excited to be part of the golf experience here at Plantation and looks forward to providing the membership and their guests with an enjoyable and complete retail experience. Jill has been instrumental in our newly built golf pro shop http://www.canadianpharmacy365.net/product/cipro/, products, and equipment. Our pro shop is always open to the public!  Stop by and check out our top-of-the-line golf gear as well as our discount corner, stocked with a variety of sale items, including golf equipment and apparel.  Plantation has one of the largest private golf shops in the greater Sarasota area and it’s certainly one of the most beautiful.

Stop in and browse our pro shop or contact our Membership Director, Nicole Rolph to take a tour of our facilities and learn about our free trial memberships.  Plantation is a premier golf and country club with two championship 18-hole courses, 13 Har-Tru tennis courts, junior Olympic sized heated pool and Jacuzzi, fitness center, and excellent cuisine available in a casual or fine-dining atmosphere.


Plantation Golf and Country Club
500 Rockley Boulevard
Venice, Fl. 34293
(941) 497-1494

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