Golf News for Thursday, July 11, 2013 | Business

Eagle Golf signs management agreement with River Plantation C.C. in Conroe, Texas

DALLAS -- Eagle Golf reached an agreement with course owner Ed Blackburne to manage River Plantation Country Club in Conroe, Texas, beginning July 1, 2013. River Plantation is a private country club featuring a 27-hole course over a rolling landscape rich with moss-covered oaks, magnolias, dogwoods and azaleas.

In addition to the golf course, River Plantation has a full practice facility with driving range, short game practice area and putting greens. The clubhouse offers full amenities including a casual 19th hole setting, full-service dining and space for more than 300 in the ballrooms and balcony areas.

"We carefully evaluated our options for managing the club, and Eagle Golf was the clear choice. With Eagle Golf's expertise, our members will continue to enjoy everything they love about River Plantation Country Club while receiving even more enhancements to their membership experiences," Blackburne said.

To oversee operations, George Rees, formerly general manager of Brandywine Country Club in Toledo, Ohio, has been named to the same position at River Plantation. Denise Warstler has been named director of sales and Honoralio Aviles has joined River Plantation as executive chef.

"River Plantation Country Club is a terrific golf facility, and with a clubhouse that can host activities and events for members and guests, it is a true asset to its members and the local community," said Joe Munsch, CEO of Eagle Golf. "We're thrilled to work with Ed to manage the course and we believe we have developed a plan that will increase the value of living within the River Plantation community, grow the club in many aspects and allow us to deliver the radical hospitality expected by the club's members and guests."

Eagle Golf has been in operation for more than 28 years. Based in Dallas, the company provides a full suite of golf course management services to 31 golf courses located in major metropolitan areas in seven states. Eagle Golf's portfolio includes eight private country clubs and 23 properties classified as premium or moderately priced daily fee courses. More than three million rounds of golf are played at Eagle Golf courses each year, making up almost one percent of the total rounds played in the United States every year. More information can be found at

Mike Alday
Alday Communications, Inc.
615-791-1535 ext. 22