Golf News for Friday, June 6, 2014 | Business

Mosaic to manage Bear Creek Golf Club on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Mosaic Clubs & Resorts has been retained to manage Bear Creek Golf Club, an elite private club on Hilton Head Island, S.C., according to Mosaic chairman, Whitney Crouse.

Bear Creek is a Rees Jones signature course that weaves through a pristine Lowcountry setting in Hilton Head Plantation, a 4,000-acre master planned community framed by the Intracoastal Waterway and Port Royal Sound.

The 6,804-yard, par 72 course opened in 1980, then underwent a comprehensive renovation guided by Jones in 2006. Jones is renowned for both his original designs and renovation work, earning the moniker of the "Open Doctor" for prepping renowned U.S. Open courses such as Torrey Pines, Bethpage Black and Congressional Golf Clubs.

Jones designed Bear Creek with close proximities between green complexes and tees, making the course easily walkable. He also set aside extensive natural areas to encourage wildlife diversity and proliferation, one of the criteria that earned the club Audubon certification. Bear Creek also participates in the Go Green initiative.

"It is an honor for us to assist Bear Creek, a club that boasts a very active membership and great golf course," says Crouse. "It will be particularly rewarding for us to be back on Hilton Head Island and have Mosaic serve as stewards of this great club, one that I loved to play when I lived on the island."

Crouse began his career in the golf business on Hilton Head Island, rising to the role of general manager at Wexford Plantation. Crouse subsequently moved to Atlanta, where he founded club management company Affiniti Golf Partners. Affiniti has since become Mosaic Clubs & Resorts.

Mosaic will be responsible for managing all golf operations, membership, dining, accounting and marketing functions at Bear Creek.

Club president, Dick Males, says, "We are pleased to welcome Mosaic to Bear Creek. Mosaic offers the expertise, support systems and experienced staff to manage the club, maintain the quality of our golf course, and enrich the Bear Creek experience for members and guests."

For more information about Bear Creek Golf Club call 843-681-9510 or visit online at

About Mosaic Clubs & Resorts
Mosaic Clubs & Resorts, LLC, previously Affiniti Golf Partners, is an Atlanta-based golf management company whose partners and principals have broad experience building, owning, and operating over 200 clubs worldwide. The company currently manages private, resort, and daily fee clubs in the southeast and the Bahamas, with more than 1,400 employees. Mosaic Clubs & Resorts brings expertise to all aspects of golf and country club community functions. It also has its own proprietary training division, Mosaic Universiti, which leads Mosaic associates forward in their personal and professional development. For more information, call 678-679-0523.

For Further Information:
Kaitlin Looby
Partner, Director of Marketing
Mosaic Clubs & Resorts
678-679-0523 x303

Warren Grant
Windfall Communications