SHELBY, NC. – Atlanta-based national club management firm, Bobby Jones Links is excited to announce the appointment of Allyson Darling to the role of General Manager at Cleveland Country Club. Prior to joining the Cleveland Country Club team, Darling served as the General Manager of the Mixson Club in North Charleston, SC.
In addition to a genuine passion for club business, Darling brings to her new role a well-rounded understanding of club operations, hospitality and sales. After graduation from Johnson & Wales University, Darling spent five years as a Clubhouse Manager with The Golf Club at Briars Creek. Darling later held the title of Director of Sales and Catering at Tristan Restaurant, formerly located in downtown Charleston. Her previous experience also includes various sales positions with Hilton Worldwide and owning and operating her own event support business. Darling was brought on to the Mixson Club team as Membership Director in 2016 before being promoted to the General Manager position in 2018.
“I am honored to join the Cleveland Country Club family,” said General Manager Allyson Darling. “This historic club has a great sense of community and a terrific board to work with. I look forward to working with the rest of the team to play a role in enhancing and maintaining Cleveland Country Club to provide members the best experience possible.”
Established in 1927, Cleveland Country Club in Shelby, North Carolina, offers its members a traditional private club experience with a unique blend of southern hospitality. The course features a par 72, 18-hole golf course with newly renovated bunkers and spans 6,409 yards with a 71.2 USGA golf course rating. Club members can enjoy access to the full-service pro shop, golf lounge, card room, putting and practice facility, golf lessons and clinics, tennis instruction for juniors and adults, a community swimming pool, indoor and outdoor dining options, and a full schedule of tournaments and events.
“Allyson’s impressive experience will enable her to flourish as the new General Manager,” said Whitney Crouse, Chairman of Bobby Jones Links. “Her passion for membership and expertise in the club industry makes her a welcome addition to the Cleveland Country Club team.”
Cleveland Country Club is managed by Bobby Jones Links, based in Alpharetta, GA. For additional information on the community and membership opportunities, please visit https://clevelandcountryclub.net.
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