MYSTIC CREEK GOLF CLUB WELCOMES NEW GENERAL MANAGER AND EXECUTIVE CHEF
Posted on March 10, 2021
El Dorado, Ark. (March 10, 2021) – Mystic Creek Golf Club in El Dorado, Arkansas recently welcomed Cody Lack as the club’s new General Manager and Socorro Gill as Executive Chef. As General Manager, Lack will lead all elements of the club from golf operations and agronomy, to food and beverage and sales/marketing, while Gill will lead the culinary operations at the club’s new bar and pub. Mystic Creek is nearing completion on its new 9,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, which will include a 58-seat full-service bar and pub with al fresco dining.
Lack has 26-plus years of golf industry experience and has been a member of the PGA of America for 20 years. Originally from Enid, Oklahoma, Lack has travelled the U.S. working in golf operations, having most recently served as the Head Golf Professional for the City of Wichita, Kansas. Lack began his career as an assistant golf professional working his way up in the industry with Troon where he began managing operations at clubs across the United States. A strong leader with a keen eye for detail, Lack is focused on customer service and making sure guests enjoy their experience at Mystic Creek Golf Club.
“I’m excited to lead the operations at Mystic Creek,” said Lack. “The new clubhouse is beautiful with a great social atmosphere throughout the golf shop, restaurant and bar. We are excited to share the new building with guests and further elevate their Mystic Creek experience.”
Leading the culinary operations for Mystic Creek is Socorro Gill. Born in Michoacán, Mexico, Gill moved to the United States at the age of 14 and quickly developed a love for cooking. Her culinary career spans 18-plus years as she has worked with and learned from several top chefs. Gill most recently served as Sous Chef at The Griffin Restaurant in El Dorado.
Mystic Creek’s clubhouse construction project is complete with just a few furnishings yet to come. The new clubhouse will provide a gathering place for golf enthusiasts, a place to recharge after playing the award-winning Mystic Creek Golf Club, and a full-service bar with a pub dining experience.
Recognized as the No. 1 “Golf Course You Can Play in Arkansas” by Golfweek in 2020, Mystic Creek Golf Club is an 18-hole, Kenneth Dye, Jr-designed course managed by Troon’s Honours Golf division. Open since May 2013, Mystic Creek Golf Club features cathedral pines similar to Augusta, high-flashing bunkers similar to those designed by A.W Tillinghast and domed greens with runoffs similar to Pinehurst No. 2. Just after opening in 2013, the semi-private course was named one of the “Best New Courses” by Golf Digest. With impeccable course conditions and outstanding service, Mystic Creek Golf Club continues to be recognized as the regions premier course. The facility proudly hosts the Symetra Tour’s Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout as well as the Men’s Sunbelt Collegiate Championship and the Women’s Southland Collegiate Championship.
About Honours Golf Mystic Creek Golf Club is managed by Honours Golf. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., Honours Golf was founded on a vision to provide award-winning golf courses with unparalleled course conditions, hire dedicated team members who share a passion for golf, and deliver impeccable personalized service. As a result, Honours Golf has grown to become the Southeast’s leading golf course development and management company. In 2014, Honours Golf was acquired by Troon and operates as a subsidiary of the global brand. Honours Golf currently operates 23 award-winning daily fee, resort and private club facilities including the King & Bear at World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla.; Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison, Miss., Craft Farms Golf Resort and Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club in Gulf Shores, Ala. For more information on Troon’s Honours Golf Division, visit www.honoursgolf.com.
About Troon Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 585-plus locations around the globe, including managing 630-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 620-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club on Kauai; Champion Hills in Hendersonville, North Carolina; Ocean Club in Paradise Island, Bahamas; and Vattanac Golf Resort in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.