Golf News for Thursday, May 16, 2013 | People

Mark Jeffrey new general manager at Horseshoe Bay Resort, Texas

HORSESHOE BAY, Texas -- Mark Jeffrey, who has served as the interim General Manager of Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott since last December, has been named the new Resort General Manager, permanently securing the position after a nationwide search was conducted last fall.

Jeffrey, who most recently served as a Regional Vice President for Rock Resorts, brings more than 15-years of General Manager success to Horseshoe Bay Resort, including several high-profile leadership roles at several of the world's iconic golf resort destinations.

"I am thrilled to be at Horseshoe Bay Resort," Mr. Jeffrey said. "The golf courses and resort amenities here at Horseshoe Bay Resort rival other top destinations in the country and we are very accessible to a large part of the US population."

"We are going to work hard at drawing a new audience segment and creating new outstanding customer experiences that will continue to draw repeat visitors and attract new club members year after year."

Jeffrey's background includes a successful tenure as the General Manager of the world renowned Doral Golf Resort and Spa. Under his leadership, the 693-room golf resort increased leisure and package room nights, reduced expenditures and hosted the Resort's annual nationally-televised PGA tournament.

Most Recently, Jeffrey led the growth of Rock Resort's Coastal Collection, managing and driving revenue for acclaimed international resort properties including: Half Moon , Rose Hall, Jamacia; Bimini Bay Resort and Marina, Bahamas; The Landings, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia; Balcones Del Atlantico, Las Terenas, Dominican Republic; Tempo Miami, Miami, FL and Hotel Alama, Esterillos, Costa Rica.

"Mark Jeffrey brings a wealth of experience to Horseshoe Bay Resort and he's been successful everywhere he has been," Vice Chairman and President of Horseshoe Bay Resort, Ron Mitchell said. "We have already seen the impact of his leadership during his interim time here and are happy to secure his permanent position."

Since his arrival in December, Horseshoe Bay Resort has increased room night revenue, improved customer service scores and streamlined work efficiency throughout the organization.

As the Resort General Manager, Jeffrey will oversee the entire Resort operation including the Marriott Hotel property, Club operations, golf course operations, groups sales and marketing as well as food and beverage outlets across all portals.

About Horseshoe Bay Resort
Horseshoe Bay Resort is Texas' original lakeside resort. Located in the picturesque Texas Hill Country, a short 45-minute trip from Austin, 90-minute trip from San Antonio and a few hours drive from Dallas and Houston, the 7,000-acre, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort sits along the shores of constant-level lake LBJ. The 349-room resort is home to three championship Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf courses, a newly opened Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, par 72 dwarf Bermuda grass putting course, The Waters 50-room condominium towers and a full-service marina. Horseshoe Bay recently opened Summit Rock, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course Community, while a private airport, 16 tennis courts, bike rentals, hiking trails, spa and fitness centers all add to the extraordinary experience of Horseshoe Bay Resort.

For more information and reservations, visit or call 877-611-0112.