Grande Lakes

Nathan Stith Appointed Director of Golf, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes






Orlando, FL – April 2012 – Nathan Stith has been appointed Director of Golf, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes. In this position, he will oversee all golf operations for the 18-hole championship golf course designed by two-time British Open winner and PGA Tour icon Greg Norman that features Golf Digest Schools’ golf instruction.   He will also be responsible for the 11,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Golf Clubhouse featuring a 150-seat restaurant as well as a pro-shop.


Stith is no stranger to Grande Lakes Orlando.  He was part of the opening team of The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in 2003 and spent a year there as Golf Pro and Golf Shop Buyer.   Prior to that he was at the Boone Valley Golf Club in Augusta, Missouri.  Stith returns to Orlando after eight years at the award-winning Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami where he was Head Golf Professional for three years and Director of Golf for five.   In this position, Nathan was responsible for the overall direction of the golf service operation, which featured a 90-hole resort with 600 golf members.


“It is our pleasure to welcome Nathan back to The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club,” said Jon McGavin, general manager, The Ritz-Carlton.  “Nathan’s first class knowledge and experience will benefit the resort immensely and we look forward to enjoying the continued success of our Golf Club under his leadership.”


Nathan Stith holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing with a concentration in Professional Golf Management from Methodist University, North Carolina.




About Grande Lakes Orlando

Grande Lakes Orlando is a unique 500-acre resort with a luxury 582-room Ritz-Carlton and deluxe 1,000-room JW Marriott hotel. The resort offers the culinary mastery of award-winning chefs Norman Van Aken at The Ritz-Carlton and Melissa Kelly at the JW Marriott as well as new total-wellness inspired treatment programs at The Ritz-Carlton Spa and Golf Digest Schools’ golf instruction at the 18-hole Greg Norman championship golf course. Reflecting the resort's natural surroundings, The Grande Lakes Outfitters program includes kayak and canoe eco-tours and an on-site fly-fishing school. The estate is located 15 minutes from the Orlando International Airport, five minutes from the Orange County Convention Center and minutes from the major theme parks. 


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