Founder / Chief Executive Officer for Honours Golf Company
With over 30 years of experience in the golf industry, Barrett is responsible for the overall direction, development and operations of Honours Golf. Before forming Honours Golf, he developed and managed two courses on his own – Kelly Plantation and Highland Park. Prior to forming his own company, Barrett served as director of golf operations for Drummond Company, Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama. At Drummond, he was responsible for planning and managing the golf operations of Rancho La Quinta Country Club in La Quinta, California (home of the ’96, ’97, and ’98 Skins games), Old Overton Club in Birmingham, Alabama (named “Best New Private Course in America” by Golf Digest in ’94), and Grasslands Golf & Country Club in Lakeland, Florida.
In 1993, he served as vice president of Sun Belt Golf Corporation, which built Alabama’s renowned Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. From 1977 to 1991, he was manager and director of golf at Shoal Creek Golf Club in Birmingham, Alabama. He hosted the 1984 and 1990 PGA Championships, as well as the U.S. Amateur.
He was honored by the National PGA of America as the 1986 Merchandiser of the Year. Barrett is a native of Augusta, Georgia where he began his career as an assistant golf professional at Augusta National Golf Club.