Golf News for Thursday, February 21, 2013 | People

Michael J. Sizemore new Club Director of Golf and Recreation at Barton Creek Resort & Spa

AUSTIN, Texas -- Barton Creek Resort & Spa, the No. 1 golf resort in Texas, announced the appointment of Michael J. Sizemore as the new club director of golf and recreation. Sizemore brings nearly 10 years of experience directing golf and club operations at acclaimed properties across the U.S. In his new role, Sizemore will oversee all golf operations at Barton Creek, including day-to-day management of the resort's four championship golf courses, Barton Creek Country Club's tennis and recreation operations, golf instruction, tournaments and new experiences for members and guests.

"It is our pleasure to welcome Michael to the Barton Creek team," said James Walsh, general manager, Barton Creek Resort & Spa. "His experience managing top golf resorts and clubs around the country and his passion for golf make him an excellent fit to lead Barton Creek's award-winning golf program."

Prior to joining Barton Creek, Sizemore most recently served as the director of club operations at PGA Village in St. Lucie, Fla. where he was responsible for the development, implementation and execution of golf operations, course maintenance, food and beverage, sales and marketing, and membership services. Additional golf professional experience includes positions at PGA Village at Coyote Springs in Coyote Springs, Nev., Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore., and the Resort at Red Hawk in Sparks, Nev.

"Barton Creek is known for its top-ranked golf courses, but there is also this welcoming culture and family atmosphere here that make it such a wonderful place to visit," said Sizemore. "It is a privilege to join the Barton Creek team and I look forward to enhancing the golf experience further, introducing our golf program to more players, and maintaining our status at the top of golfers' lists both regionally and nationally."

Sizemore has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Professional Golf Management from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He comes to Barton Creek as a Nike Golf Swoosh Elite Advisory staff member and an NG360 Certified Performance Specialist.

Barton Creek is home to top-rated golf courses in Texas with legendary golf visionaries behind its four 18-hole championship courses - Fazio Foothills, Fazio Canyons, Crenshaw Cliffside and Palmer Lakeside. Carefully designed and constructed to preserve the natural Hill Country environment, Barton Creek's courses are certified as Audubon International Signature Sanctuaries. The resort is at the forefront of state-of-the-art instructional techniques and technologies, and is home to the Barton Creek Golf Academy featuring ultra-modern facilities and innovative programs and the Callaway Performance Center, which provides the same custom-fitting technology used by tour professionals to guests.

Guests looking for an ultimate golf experience can participate in "The Game Changer," - a new, intensive four-day golf program offering head-to-toe instruction that seeks to pinpoint problem areas, eliminate bad habits and take participants to a whole new level of golf play. Visit bartoncreek.com/gamechanger or call 512-329-4002 for more information.

About Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Located in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Austin's award-winning Barton Creek Resort & Spa combines impeccable service with its own classic brand of casual elegance in a luxurious setting. Heralded as the #1 golf resort in Texas, Barton Creek boasts four nationally acclaimed championship courses as well as the state's only Callaway Performance Center. The resort features 312 spacious and beautifully appointed guest rooms, a recently renovated full-service Three Springs Spa, superior dining experiences in its Hill Country Dining Room and 8212 Wine Bar & Grill, and the industry's finest meeting and wedding facilities. For more information on Barton Creek Resort & Spa, call 1-800-336-6158 or visit bartoncreek.com.

About KSL Resorts
Founded in 1992, KSL Resorts manages nine time-honored resorts with outstanding recreational amenities including spa, golf, tennis and ski. Each is refined yet unpretentious, rich in legacy and genuine in service. The KSL Resorts portfolio of properties includes:

Hotel del Coronado (San Diego, Calif.)
Beach Village at The Del (San Diego, Calif.)
La Costa Resort and Spa (Carlsbad, Calif.)
Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa (Rancho Mirage, Calif.)
Montelucia Resort & Spa (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa (Vail, Colo.)
Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Austin, Texas)
The Homestead (Hot Springs, Va.)
The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa (Asheville, N.C.)

For more information, call (866) KSL-7727 or visit www.kslresorts.com.

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