A new face plus a new name equals new energy.
Alex Doty, the new head golf pro at Black Creek Golf Club in North Bryan County, has had the ‘eye of the tiger’ since coming to the Black Creek Golf Club in October and has plans to put the North Bryan course on the map.
Doty came from the Landings Golf Club where he was the assistant golf pro for two years and brings valuable public relations experience with him from his previous years as a retail golf store manager with the Second Swing Company. Doty has been a Class A member of the PGA since 1997 and says that public awareness is his top priority right now.
"My main objective is better public awareness about Black Creek and developing lasting partnerships and relationships within the local community and surrounding areas," Doty said. "I want people who live in Savannah and Statesboro and other nearby towns to realize that Black Creek Golf Club is really not that far from them. My objective is to also make sure that when people come to Black Creek to play golf or eat that they are going to get a valued experience."
The main physical work Doty initiated is still in progress - the clearing and cleaning up of certain areas throughout the course in order to properly re-mark some out-of-bounds areas to clarify for players where these markings are located. He is also working with the management of the in-house Creekside Grille to make the public more aware of the breakfast, lunch and dinner eating opportunities offered at the Black Creek clubhouse.
Doty has also re-established and updated the golf course’s official website, www.BlackCreekGolfClub.com. He said the site is a valuable tool for members and prospective golfers to view to find pertinent information about events, tournaments, open play availability and other happenings.
Doty said the beauty of the course should make his job easy, but he is hoping to make Black Creek Golf Course a destination spot throughout the Coastal Empire and beyond.
He went on to describe some of the history and assets of the local course. The Black Creek Golf Club was designed by Jim Blevins and opened in 1994. It is a 18-hole regulation length course that is open to the public. The front nine holes resemble a Scottish links type of layout, with the back nine a coastal marsh layout. Facilities include a pro shop, clubhouse, and Creekside Grille, as well as a full bar.
For more information about the Black Creek Golf Club contact Doty at 858-4653.