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January 9, 2012


DERRICK WELLS NAMED GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT AT RAVENEAUX COUNTRY CLUB

SAGE Golf Group Worldwide is pleased to announce that Derrick Wells has been named the Golf Course Superintendent for Raveneaux Country Club.  Derrick has a diverse background and experience at many fine clubs.

Derrick comes to Raveneaux from one of the top resorts in the South, Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Innisbrook, Florida, where he served as the Superintendent since 2006.  During his tenure, Innisbrook has been the host for the PGA TOURís Transitions Championship, the LPGA TOURís Legends Tour Open Championship and several PGA TOUR Qualifying Schools, so he is accustomed to creating championship level playing conditions.  Prior to his current role, he served as the Superintendent at the Haig Point Club in Daufuskie Island, South Carolina.  In addition, Derrick supervised a major 20-hole Rees Jones Signature golf course renovation project.  Prior to this, he was an Assistant Superintendent at the exclusive Belleview Biltmore in Belleair, Florida.

Derrick graduated with a business degree from the Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.  Derrick is a 10-year Member of the Golf Course Superintendentís Association of America and maintains all necessary turf grass and chemical licenses. He also excels in Clubhouse grounds landscaping and at successfully creating high levels of member and guest satisfaction in all turf playing conditions on a daily basis.  

About Raveneaux Country Club

For more than 30 years, Raveneaux Country Club has meant a level of luxury and is regarded as one of the premiere private country clubs in Texas.  In addition to world-class golf, the Club is known for its family-oriented atmosphere, which offers many recreational and social amenities.  Raveneaux has grown to become the natural retreat for members and guests looking for an escape from the rigors of the world.  Designed by Robert Von Hagge in 1979, the Old Course at Raveneaux has proven to be a challenge for all players.

Within the 60,000 square foot Clubhouse that sits among natural woodlands, Raveneaux offers a variety of venues for dining and entertaining.  Members have multiple dining options including formal dining, mixed grille, locker room grilles and exceptional banquet facilities.  The Club also offers full-service golf and tennis shops, 12 lighted outdoor tennis courts and a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool.  In late 2009, the Club completed a $2 million renovation project on the clubhouse interior that has been well received by the membership.